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Work on wounded warrior's home continues despite setback

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A group from Kentucky had to pull back after a death in a volunteer's family. A group from Kentucky had to pull back after a death in a volunteer's family.
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MARSHALL COUNTY, AL (WAFF) -

A wounded warrior is in an Army hospital recovering from a final surgery, as construction of his new home went underway Monday in Marshall County.

Corey Garmon was seriously wounded after an IED blast in Afghanistan nearly two years ago.  An all-volunteer group called The Framing Project took charge of construction; however the team almost suffered a huge setback Monday morning. A group on their way from Kentucky had to turn back after the death of a volunteer's family member.

The frame for the future home of Specialist Corey Garmon began taking shape first thing Monday morning on Lake Creek Drive in Guntersville. Volunteers from across the country arrived over the weekend, eager to begin putting hammer in-hand for the wounded warrior. The Boaz Veterans of Foreign Wars assisted by cooking up lunch for the group.

Organizers said when the Kentucky group had to turn back, they petitioned an area church for help. "Five carpenters are showing up tomorrow," said Mike Fitzpatrick. "It goes from bad to good; every single time we've had that problem, everyone in Alabama has stepped up, almost to a tee."

Garmon is expected to make an appearance on Wednesday. More is needed to help make the project a reality. For more information, visit this website.

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