GEORGETOWN — Three Georgetown residents, including a former Army combat photographer in Vietnam and a retired major general, are planning to build a community where severely injured veterans can live in homes specially adapted for them and learn high-tech job skills.

The community, called the Purple Heart Integration Project, will be the first of its kind in Central Texas, if not the nation, said Ted Acheson, one of the founders. Acheson and the other founder, Conley Giles, have started raising the money they need to buy 17.6 acres for the project on County Road 105 in the extraterritorial jurisdiction of Georgetown.

Congressman John Carter

I am very excited about the Purple Heart Integration Project and what it means for our wounded warriors. This first of its kind community will give our wounded veterans a place to live, work and learn skills that will allow them to prosper, and there’s no better place for it than the Purple Heart City of Georgetown