Soldier Injured in Iraq will Get New Home

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EAGLE MOUNTAIN, Utah (AP) -- A soldier injured in Iraq will be moving his family into a new home in Utah County. "I must be dreaming," Sgt. 1st Class Gordon Ewell said.

Ewell disarmed roadside bombs in Iraq. His brain injuries make it difficult for him to get around his rental home.

The project involves several groups, including Homes for Our Troops, based in Massachusetts.

Paul Gemme, senior project manager at Homes for Our Troops, presented a key to Ewell and his wife, Terra.

"Sometimes I get frustrated about having brain damage, but I wouldn't wish that on anyone else," Ewell said. "I am thankful that it is my lot to carry. Each one of those bombs I found could have changed someone else's life forever."


Information from: Deseret Morning News

(Copyright 2007 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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