29 Apr '18, 9pm

Upstate New York home donated to widow of soldier killed in Iraq

(Tribune News Service) — Christine Pusateri felt overwhelmed, and it was understandable. She visited her new home in Cheektowaga, N.Y., for the first time on Saturday, but it was no ordinary arrival. She rode in a chauffeured van, escorted by a Cheektowaga police vehicle and Patriot Guard Riders. The fire department hung an American flag from a ladder truck as dozens of flag-waving Citizens Bank employees, neighbors and supporters lined the street and cheered in the rain. "Can't Stop the Feeling" blasted through a sound system. Pusateri, a Gold Star wife, was handed the keys to a free two-story home that comes with nearly everything except a mortgage. The donation was a joint effort of Citizens Bank and the Military Warriors Support Foundation. Photo Gallery: A surprise home for a fallen soldier's wife Pusateri's husband, Sgt. Christopher M. Pusateri, died in 2005 after he...

Full article: https://www.stripes.com/news/us/upstate-new-york-home-don...

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