An American hero was welcomed to the Inver Grove Heights community on Friday, Jan. 11. Sgt. Bruns and her 4-year-old daughter were presented with a mortgage-free home by Freedom Alliance, in conjunction with U.S. Bank.Sgt. Bruns spent a total of eight years in the Marine Corps and deployed multiple times to Afghanistan. She suffers from hearing loss, post-traumatic stress, ongoing physical pain and other combat-related injuries.Freedom Alliance is a nonprofit organization supporting military service members and their families. This is the twelfth home donated to a wounded veteran on behalf of the Freedom Alliance-U.S. Bank partnership.