Homes for Heroes dedicates house to wounded soldier

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Updated: 5/29/2013 10:07 pm
A wounded warrior and his family will soon have a new home, free of charge.

Retired Army Sergeant Shawn Walton and his family were the recepients of the 2013 Lubbock Homes for Heroes house.

The Lubbock native, his wife, and three daughters were honored during a special dedication ceremony at the construction site in the Cooper Ridge addition.

Walton said the gift will help his family focus on rebuilding their lives.

"It's an undescribable feeling," Walton said. "I mean, it's a huge blessing and it gives my family a future...and just being able to get on about life and not have to worry about a lot of the little things in the world."

Sgt. Walton has undergone 17 surgeries and hundreds of hours of physical therapy since 2007, when he was injured by an IED in Iraq.

The home is being built and donated by local vendors and members of the West Texas Home Builders Association.

It will be open to the public during the fall tour of homes that begins Sept. 28.

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