Marine Who Lost Both Legs Gets New, Mortgage-Free Colorado Home

Marine Who Lost Both Legs Gets New, Mortgage-Free Colorado Home A Marine who lost both of his legs in Afghanistan moved into a new, mortgage-free home in Parker, Colorado this weekend.
The nonprofit Homes for Our Troops built the home for Gabe Martinez and his family. This is the 166th house built in 39 states by the group — twelve of these homes are in Colorado.
Martinez, a former Marine sergeant, lost his legs after stepping on a 20-pound improvised explosive device on Thanksgiving Day in 2010.
The four-bedroom apartment has 155 modifications, including automatic door openers, a roll-in shower and roll-in countertops.
“On Thanksgiving Day 2010, on my second deployment to Afghanistan, I stepped on a 20-pound improvised explosive device,” said the former Marine Sergent. See video below.
Each home averages $430,000, all of it from donors — not a dime of government funding.
“What we are doing today for Gabe is not charity,” said Tim McHale, president of Home for Our Troops. “We believe this is a moral obligation of our society to take care of our veterans.”

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