- Associated Press - Saturday, May 9, 2015

RINGGOLD, Ga. (AP) - An Army veteran who lost his legs in Afghanistan is moving into a free home in Ringgold.

The Times Free Press (https://bit.ly/1ANoFI8 ) reports Sgt. Jason Smith and his wife, Lauren, received the keys to their new home Saturday.

Smith lost both his legs after stepping on an improvised explosive in Afghanistan in 2012. Kentucky-based philanthropist Mike Fitzpatrick and the Tennessee-based nonprofit Steps 2 Hope picked the couple to receive the home for free.

More than a thousand volunteers from a dozen states participated in the building project.

The couple has a five-month-old daughter.

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Information from: Chattanooga Times Free Press, https://www.timesfreepress.com


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