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Wounded Marine gets new home in Burrillville

Wounded Marine gets new home in Burrillville

BURRILLVILLE, R.I. (AP) — A Marine from Rhode Island who lost both legs in an explosion in Afghanistan two years ago has a new home in Burrillville that is accessible to the disabled both inside and out, thanks to a nonprofit group that builds houses for wounded servicemen and women across the country.

Cpl. Kevin Dubois and his wife, Kayla, accepted the home Saturday during a ceremony that included a ribbon cutting and Marine Corps honor guard. Dubois thanked the volunteers who helped build the home and said everything about the house was perfect for him.

The nonprofit group, Homes for Our Troops, has now built 158 handicap-accessible homes in 38 states and given them to injured veterans for free.

Kevin and Kayla Dubois are expecting their first child, a boy, in February.

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