Cherry Point Marines help build house

Published: Monday, October 7, 2013 at 01:33 PM.

Brewington worked 400 hours to help build the house, while volunteers from the Center for Naval Aviation Technical Training Marine Unit at Cherry Point provided the bulk of the heavy-lifting needed to construct it.

Lt. Col. Jaime L. Gutierrez, CNATT commanding officer, said 136 of his personnel volunteered more than 1,070 hours since April in constructing the house.

“That was a lot of work for these guys on top of their mission, so I applaud them for that,” he said.

Sgt. Bradley Hoover of CNATT came to Monday’s dedication with one more task to perform on the house. He mounted a flag pole and put up an American flag on the side.

“I think it looks great,” Hoover said of the house. “I’m happy the Brewington family is finally going to get to enjoy it. A lot of Marines put a lot of sweat into building it, and I could not be happier.”

He said the hardest part for the CNATT volunteers was putting on the roof.

“That was a bad day,” he said. “A lot of them came home beat that day.”

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