Charles Trost, a Bucks County native, grew up in Bensalem and currently resides in Croydon, PA. In 2010, Charles joined the Air National Guard, serving in the 270Th engineering Installation Squadron out of Horsham Air Guard Station. Charles put his background as a mechanic to work in Afghanistan, where his unit was attached to the Army and he was responsible for maintaining all unit vehicles and equipment. From Bagram to Kandahar and Kabul, Charles made sure his units were equipped.
Upon returning from service, the Trost’s bought their home and were deceived by previous ownership and inspectors. The electric in house was not up to code. The roof and flooring was rotted. There was significant termite damage. And a basement that was leaking. With one unforeseen home improvement project after another, the Trost’s became short on resources. While the Trost’s have been evaluating ways to improve their home, they’re also tasked with saving more for an additional endeavor. Adopting their first child.
In partnership with the Travis Manion Foundation’s Operation Legacy and the incredible support of Bachman Roofing, CBS Radio is combining efforts to serve the Trost family. Over the next few months, continue to visit this site and tune-in to 92.5 WXTU, 98.1 WOGL, Talk Radio 1210 WPHT, SportsRadio 94 WIP, KYW Newsradio and Today’s 96.5 for updates on this Hero’s Home.
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