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Adaptable home to be built for wounded Ludington veteran

Retired Sergeant Eric Lund lost both of his arms while he was deployed in Afghanistan. A groundbreaking ceremony was held Saturday where in six months he will move into his new house.

An organization is helping a wounded veteran from Ludington get adjusted to his new life.

Retired Sergeant Eric Lund lost both of his arms while he was deployed in Afghanistan. A groundbreaking ceremony was held Saturday where in six months he will move into his new house.

â??I've moved a lot in my life,â?? Said Lund. â??Ludington and has always been kind of my home so it's good to be back with friends and family.â??



Lund celebrated with hundreds of community members as Helping a Hero broke ground on the property for his new home.

â??It's the least we can do as a nation is come back and help them,â?? said Helping a Hero President, Jeff Ragland.

The new home will be filled with features such as automated doors and cabinets to make Lundâ??s life as normal as possible.

â??We wanted Eric to live the best life he could,â?? said Melissa Boggs, Ericâ??s aunt. â??The enemy wasn't going to win; it wasn't going to take who Eric was away.â??

Helping a hero has helped give homes to 100 wounded soldiers, but it wouldnâ??t be possible without the support of the community such as Randy and Christy Malliett who donated the property for Lundâ??s house, and a food vendor at music festival Ludrock, that is donating all of their profits to the project.



â??It also restores your faith in humanity,â?? said Ragland. â??You see people like that were out here today, they just stop up for the best of reasons, they just come out and they do things and just want to help.â??

This is the first house by Helping a Hero to be built for a retired solider in Michigan, but Lundâ??s family hopes the trend continues.

â??I don't think Eric would have ever bought into this house project if it wouldn't be that we were doing the first home for Michigan, that we were trailblazing the way,â?? said Boggs. â??Eric will be more excited about the second home, that he gets to turn the keys over to the next family, and that's how we all feel.â??

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