RENO, Nev. (AP) - A Marine who has undergone 22 surgeries and lost a leg since being critically wounded in a 2010 explosion in Afghanistan is getting a big boost in rebuilding his life in Nevada.
A group of volunteers began construction Saturday on a Reno house valued at $275,000 for Sgt. Thomas Humphrey and his wife, Lindsey.
The 1,739-square-foot home in the Somersett development is being donated to the couple as the first such project sponsored by the northern Nevada chapter of the Texas-based organization Defenders of Freedom.
Humphrey, a graduate of Foothill High School in Henderson, suffered severe leg, arm and brain injuries when he stepped on an improvised explosive device in Afghanistan in November 2010.
Some 40 local companies and individuals have donated over $200,000 for the Reno home to date.