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Wounded warrior gets new home

Garmon was injured when an IED exploded. Garmon was injured when an IED exploded.
MARSHALL COUNTY, AL (WAFF) -

Marshall County soldier, who came home a hero and a wounded warrior, will soon be getting a new home, all thanks to a non-profit group out of New York.

Specialist Corey Garmon received a big homecoming last fall and he's about to get another one.

"When I first found out I was shocked," Garmon said.  "I was speechless. We are getting a new home and it's going be great for me and my wife and my daughter. We're extremely excited."

The non-profit group is called HONORS.  It stands for Housing Our Nations Outstanding Returning Soldiers. They build or remodel homes to accommodate veterans injured at combat with little to no cost to the vet.

Garmon said he's still very thankful and overwhelmed by all of the people who lined the highways from Huntsville to Sardis City last November when he was finally discharged from the hospital.

Garmon lost both of his legs while fighting last year in Afghanistan.

Tuesday night, a New York based non-profit group set up a kick-off celebration at the Boaz VFW.

The home will have items specific to Garmon's injuries.

"One of the needs that kept coming up is that housing is not built to fit the needs of disabled vets so the founders made a pledge to fit the needs of those we help," said Honors Director of Communications, Tracey Vitchers. 

Honors hopes to have the home completed by the spring but Garmon said he's still got another surgery to endure.

"It's all going to kind of runoff us when we're going to get back home, because when we step off the plane they want to give us the key to our house. So this next trip home is going to be pretty special," said Garmon.

Some good news for Corey, he and his wife are expecting their first child in September.

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