Afghanistan Veteran Gets New Home

Afghanistan Veteran Gets New Home

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With hero's welcome, the raising of the flag and, of course, a ribbon cutting   Corporal Christopher Montgomery gets a look at his new house donated by Homes for our Troops after a spirited ceremony in Mobile.

"Without these friends, family, I wouldn't be half the man I am today, no pun intended," says Corporal Christopher Montgomery.  Montgomery lost both his legs to a roadside bomb in December of 2010--he says he couldn't believe his it when he was told he was getting a home.

"Nobody's going to build me a house, I was 23 at the time, who's going to build a 23 year  old a house low and behold, homes for our troops is an amazing organization," says Montgomery.  This is the 133 home the non-profit group has given to a veteran and the hoopla doesn't get old.

"You think you wouldn't get as emotional after nine years but these homes are special," says Larry Gill with Homes for Our Troops.  Each home is specially designed to meet its owners accessibility needs--it's something Montgomery will forever be grateful for.

 "This house is going to make an unbelievable difference, thank-you so much, everyone that's donated and contributed thank-you so much," says Montgomery.  Montgomery says he wants to send a thank-you to everyone who made this home a reality, Homes for Our Troops is a not-for-profit organization.  If you can help them help other veterans, visit their website

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