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Wounded warrior gets free, new home

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GWINNETT COUNTY, GA (CBS46) -

A wounded Iraq war veteran and his family got the keys to their new home thanks to the Military Warriors Support Foundation.

Retired Sgt. Adam Egli served in the U.S. Army as an infantryman from September 2004 to June 2009.

Egli was injured while on patrol in Iraq when his armored vehicle struck a roadside bomb, killing three men.

Egli survived, but sustained severe leg injuries that forced him to retire.

Once home, things took a turn for the worse when the home Egli and his family lived in was damaged in a storm.

"We had lived there for three years, and then a tree fell on our house eight months ago," said Danielle Egli.

But things finally got better after Egli and his wife, Danielle, applied for the Homes 4 Wounded Heroes program, and actually were given their new home.

"It takes such a financial burden off of us. We have a roof over our heads forever without having to worry about it," Egli said.

The family received their keys Tuesday morning, and are grateful for the fresh start the new home provides.

So far, 300 military families have benefited from the program that is backed by Bank of America.

The bank is committed to putting 1,000 families like the Eglis in homes nationwide.

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