Wounded soldier receives new home

March 29, 2010 2:22:05 PM PDT
A local soldier badly wounded in Iraq today received the key to his brand new home in Tomball. US Rep Michael McCaul said, "On behalf of a grateful nation and the United States Congress, corporal, thank you so much for your service."

HelpingAHero.org presented Army Corporal Rob Engelbrecht with a new house today in the Cypress Trails subdivision. In 2006, the soldier's Humvee hit a roadside bomb in Iraq. The corporal ended up losing his right leg and 60 percent of the vision in his left eye.

The builders designed the home for the wheelchair-bound soldier, including a specially built bathtub and sink designed to accommodate the chair.

"I'd give every one of them a hug, say thank you, because not every soldier that comes back wounded will get a house, but they're trying to make it that way," Corporal Engelbrecht said.

This is the 17th home donated in the Helping a Hero home program.


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