In a Holiday Tribute to Our Wounded Veterans, Government Vacation Rewards Joins “Extreme Makeover: Home Edition”

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In cooperation with "Extreme Makeover: Home Edition", Government Vacation Rewards provides the Harris family with full travel support for a return trip to Germany.

“We are honored to recognize the service and commitment of the Harris family by providing them with an opportunity to shake the hands of those that aided their recovery.” Col. R. John Cully USA Retired, Vice President, Government Vacation Rewards

Government Vacation Rewards is proud to participate in honoring the service of SSG Shilo Harris in a special holiday edition of “Extreme Makeover: Home Edition” with Ty Pennington, the team of designers and military members from across the nation. Government Vacation Rewards provided the Harris Family with full travel support for their return trip to Landstuhl Regional Medical Center in Germany. Shilo was able to reconnect with the medical professionals who helped saved his life. During his emotional visit, he was also able to spend time and give hope to other wounded warriors.

On February 19, 2007, while on patrol in Iraq an IED struck the vehicle that SSG Shilo Harris was traveling in resulting in burns to over 40% of his body. During the months of reconstructive surgeries that followed, Shilo and his wife, Kathreyn, discovered a new way to serve their country -- to motivate other wounded warriors through their physical recovery by sharing their personal story. Shilo began a career as a motivational speaker and his wife Kathreyn began working for the Army Wounded Warrior Project. Shilo and Kathreyn have dedicated their lives to serving their country. “We are honored to recognize the service and commitment of the Harris family by providing them with an opportunity to shake the hands of those that aided their recovery,” said Col. R. John Cully USA, Retired Vice President of Government & Military Sales for Government Vacation Rewards.

Government Vacation Rewards provides military members exclusive savings on cruises, hotels, airfare and resort stays. Military Star® Card holders have complimentary access to all travel destinations and discounts through this program. Additional benefits of Government Vacation Rewards include a best price Guarantee, military rates, and loyalty programs. The program is the only online travel retailer to accept the Military Star® Card for all travel-related products and services.

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International Cruise & Excursions, Inc. (ICE) is a worldwide travel and leisure organization with a global network of innovative travel alliances including top corporations, resorts, cruise lines, and leisure travel providers. ICE provides innovative cruise and travel programs, unique membership reward and loyalty programs, as well as cruise and vacation fulfillment services to major corporate brands serving more than 55 million consumers worldwide. Enjoying 15 years of tremendous growth and a legacy of successful industry innovation, ICE continues to raise the bar in creative marketing solutions, client services and passionate performance within the travel industry. Visit for more information.

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