Injured marine gets new home



A local disabled veteran and his family are finally in their brand-new home.

Action News was there when builders broke ground in December, and was also there Saturday.

Marine Lance Cpl. Brandon Long rolled into his brand-new house, complete with widened doorways and a shower with room to maneuver.

Long lost his legs in an IED blast in Afghanistan in 2010.  He says being able to get around in his own home is a dream come true.

“I’m actually going to be able to get around on my own. When my wife leaves for a couple days, I’m finally able to take care of things on my own,” Long said.

The home is donated from the Home for our Troops Organization which raises money to build homes that are designed for disabled vets like Long at no cost.