RENO, Nev. (AP) - A Marine who lost a leg and underwent over 20 surgeries after being critically wounded in a 2010 explosion in Afghanistan has moved a big step forward in rebuilding his life.
A group of volunteers handed over the keys Saturday for a new Reno house to Sgt. Thomas "Trey" Humphrey and his wife, Lindsey, who is expecting their first child in July.
The 1,739-square-foot home, valued at some $275,000, was donated to the couple as the first such project sponsored by the Reno chapter of the Texas-based organization Defenders of Freedom.
About 100 people attended a dedication ceremony Saturday at the house.
The 29-year-old Humphrey, a graduate of Foothill High School in Henderson, thanked the group of volunteers and said he and his wife look forward to giving back to the community that made their dream possible.