Tallahassee Soldier to be Honored at Home Groundbreaking Ceremony

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Homes For Our Troops Press Release

Tallahassee, FL - Homes for Our Troops www.homesforourtroops.org a national non-profit organization dedicated to restoring freedom and independence to severely injured veterans serving post-9/11, will hold a Groundbreaking Ceremony in Tallahassee on Saturday, May 18, to begin construction of a home for Army Staff Sergeant Luke Murphy. The public is invited to attend.

The ceremony will begin at 10 a.m., signifying the official start of this project, resulting in a new, specially adapted home designed to accommodate the severe injuries SSG Murphy sustained while serving his country. The home will provide Murphy with maximum freedom of movement and the ability to live more independently.

Army Staff Sergeant Luke Murphy, the Squad Leader of an 11-man Reconnaissance Team with the 187th Infantry Regiment, a component of the 101st Airborne Division was on his second deployment when he lost his right leg above the knee and severely injured his left leg in an Explosively Formed Penetrator (EFP) blast in Sadr City, Iraq on April 25, 2006.

"Thank you for helping to make my life easier. The daily obstacles I face will be greatly reduced with a home built by Homes for Our Troops," he said. "Your actions will help reduce the stress and pain I deal with which in turn will make me very happy and comfortable…I will be empowered by the independence I will have and will be pleased to be a functional citizen again."

For more information on how you can get involved, visit www.homesforourtroops.org/murphy

About Homes for Our Troops: Homes for Our Troops is a national non-profit 501(c)3 organization based in Taunton, Mass. founded in 2004. Homes for Our Troops' mission is to build specially adapted homes for service members who have been severely injured in combat operations since September 11, 2001.

All homes are built at no cost to the veteran through the generous support of individuals, foundations, and corporate contributors. Homes for Our Troops has received a Four Star Rating from Charity Navigator.

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