Vietnam vet whose home was destroyed by Hurricane Harvey finally gets a new home

Posted at 6:47 PM, Jun 14, 2018
and last updated 2018-06-14 19:47:38-04

Joe Brioch’s day began with crews preparing  the site for his new home to arrive.

"My thoughts are great thanks to you guys and to Jess," said Broich.

Broich was approved for a loan back in December  and Jess is Joe’s best friend and has spent countless hours on the phone with the finance company after months of delay.

"I couldn’t tell you how many hours its been it’s been, a lot of phone calls letter writing hours upon hours. I’m glad its finally showing up," said Jess Opulencia.

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Reliable Mobile Home Service wasted no time putting the new home on the building pad.

And before you knew it, 78-year-old Joe Broich walked the steps and opened the door to his brand new home.

"I love it, I love it," said an emotional Broich.

His voice is emotional because today is a bittersweet day. Joe’s wife Lynn, designed the house and picked out all the colors, the cabinets, and the flooring  passed away due to cancer, before she could live one of her dreams. To live in the home she designed.

"She’d be happy. She’d be as happy as she could be. Finally got her wish. Finally got a home," said Broich.