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Non-profit breaks ground on home for wounded soldier

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McMINNVILLE, Tenn. -

A Fort Campbell soldier will soon have a new home thanks to Helping A Hero, a non-profit organization, that helps wounded military member.

The ground breaking ceremony for Staff Sergeant Charles "Chaz" Allen's new home was held in his wife's hometown of McMinnville on Monday.

Allen lost both of his legs in an explosion while serving in Afghanistan on January 22, 2011.

"I've been on the road to healing ever since," he told Nashville's News 2.

Allen underwent months of treatment and physical therapy at Walter Reed Army Medical Center after he received two prosthetic legs.  

 "After about two years I am able to get to where I am now. I'm slowly but surely getting back to a normal life," he said.

Allen told Nashville's News 2 his new home is not only a blessing to him, but to also his family.

"It's been an extreme blessing. We try to put others in front of ourselves, but for them to take us on and help my family and build a house for us. It's just been a blessing from above," he said.

Allen's home, which will be completed in August, is the second home in the state of Tennessee Helping A Hero has built. The organization is expected to begin a third home in Clarksville in March.

For more information on the non-profit organization, visit their Web site.

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