Navy veteran loses home to fire | KOB 4

Navy veteran loses home to fire

Kassi Nelson
December 18, 2018 10:16 PM

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. – There’s no place like home for the holidays, but this year it’s something Dwayne Figg has to go without. A fire burned through his Los Lunas home just before Thanksgiving.


“The worst part about it is I can’t be with my family during the holidays because I have to stand here and watch my property so people don’t rob and steal and pillage,” he said.

Figg is a Navy Veteran who served in the 1980s. Now, the man who gave for our country is hoping people will think of him this giving season. He’s been living in his car for several weeks and recovering from shoulder surgery.

“There are times when I wake up and I’m sore,” he said.

But that’s just one of his many worries. Figg is on disability and a fixed income. He and his wife are expecting a baby in March.

“The hardest part about it is not knowing when your next meal is going to be, standing out flying a sign, seeing if somebody has a heart enough to help you,” Figg said.

The family has stepped in as much as they can, and his daughter created a gofundme for her dad. They said every dollar counts.

“He's got a big heart and he's a loving person. When I needed him the most he was there for me so I just wanted to see if we could be there for him too,” daughter Danielle King said.


Kassi Nelson

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