- Associated Press - Tuesday, February 9, 2016

CHEVY CHASE, Md. (AP) - An Army captain who was severely wounded while fighting in Afghanistan is getting a new house that’s adapted to serve his needs.

Capt. Luis Avila was injured when an improvised bomb exploded in 2011. He lost his left leg and suffered two strokes, two heart attacks and brain damage. He is undergoing therapy at Walter Reed National Medical Center.

Avila is married and has three sons. His new home in Chevy Chase is being built by the Gary Sinise (suh-NEESE) Foundation. A groundbreaking ceremony is scheduled for Tuesday. The home is the 41st that the foundation is building for wounded U.S. veterans.

Sinise is an actor who played a wounded veteran in the Oscar-winning movie “Forrest Gump.”



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