Wounded War Vet to Get New Home

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The national non-profit organization, Homes for Our Troops, is ensuring that one disabled veteran will have a very special Christmas this year.

Army Staff Sgt. Maurice Craft lost his leg while serving in Iraq. The paratrooper is a single father who was severely wounded by a roadside bomb in 2003.

His comrades-in-arms, including the one who saved Craft's life, and another who spent hours with him recovering from a similar injury, are helping once again. They are working with the organization to build him a new home

"We get to give our time, our effort, or blood, sweat and tears to someone that we know is going to be a productive member of society. To someone that just has that huge heart," said Sgt. First Class Daniel Metzdorf.

"He would have done the same for me. It was nothing heroic, nothing. It was just what we do," said Sgt. First Class Brian Edmiston.

"I had no clue that these guys be moving this fast. But that shows you that people do still care," Craft said.

Homes for Our Troops has built four dozen other homes across the country. Another three dozen are currently under construction.

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