Groundbreaking held at new home for disabled veteran

Groundbreaking held at new home for disabled veteran

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NEW BOSTON, Mich. (WJBK) -

A local soldier injured in Afghanistan will soon get a new home. Close to 100 people turned out for the official groundbreaking in New Boston Saturday.

Click on the video player to watch Robin Murdoch's report.

Army Specialist Christopher Ochs was paralyzed in April 2011 when the truck he was riding in struck an improvised explosive device or IED. The non-profit group "Homes For Our Troops" organized the effort to get Ochs a new, more suitable place to live. The goal is to build him and other injured veterans a home (mortgage free) that will help them regain their freedom and independence.

Homes For Our Troops has been building homes all across the country since 2004. To date, they have built 146. Army Specialist Ochs' home should be complete by early summer.

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