U.S. Bank Making Community Possible for Veterans

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U.S. Bank Making Community Possible for Veterans

 Veteran Marko Milosevic, wife Samantha and three children.


Veteran Marko Milosevic, wife Samantha and three children.

Army Staff Sgt. Marko Milosevic spent more than 10 years in the military, and his service included a dozen deployments to Afghanistan and Iraq. He’s a decorated veteran with two Bronze Stars and several Army Commendation Medals.

However, Milosevic’s service came at a cost. He medically retired from the Army in 2014 due to a traumatic brain injury, posttraumatic stress and nerve damage to his arms and back. Like many veterans, Milosevic faced challenges transitioning back to civilian life.

 L-R: U.S. Bank Twin Cities Market President Phillip Trier, Freedom Alliance CEO Tom Kilgannon, Samantha Milosevic, Marko Milosevic and President of the U.S. Bank Private Client Reserve Mike Ott.


L-R: U.S. Bank Twin Cities Market President Phillip Trier, Freedom Alliance CEO Tom Kilgannon, Samantha Milosevic, Marko Milosevic and President of the U.S. Bank Private Client Reserve Mike Ott.

At U.S. Bank, we put people first. Our H.O.M.E (Housing Opportunities after Military Engagement) program brings that commitment to life by providing mortgage-free homes to military service members through partnerships, including Freedom Alliance. In November, Milosevic, his wife and three children received a mortgage-free home in Forest Lake, Minnesota.

“U.S. Bank is extremely proud to partner with Freedom Alliance to present this home to Sergeant Milosevic, a veteran who valiantly served our country,” says Michael Ott, president of The Private Client Reserve and executive sponsor of our Proud to Serve Business Resource Group. “U.S. Bank is home to nearly 2,000 veteran employees, and we recognize Sergeant Milosevic’s service and sacrifice.”

 Everyone gathered at the home donation ceremony in Forest Lake, MN.


Everyone gathered at the home donation ceremony in Forest Lake, MN.

Milosevic is already making a difference in the Twin Cities community. He works with his local county jail to help other veterans obtain the support they need from the VA. He also volunteers with veterans’ charities.

This is U.S. Bank’s 12th military home donation. Earlier this year, Nick Hinds and his family received a mortgage-free home in Las Cruces, New Mexico.

Congratulations U.S. Bancorp!