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Wounded Army vet gets new home in Petersburg

Thursday - 8/1/2013, 3:40am  ET

PETERSBURG, Va. (AP) -- A wounded Army veteran and his family are getting a newly donated home in Petersburg.

Officials are holding a ribbon cutting ceremony on Thursday at the home of Jarred Lucas.

Lucas was serving overseas when he was injured by an explosive device. The explosion resulted in a traumatic brain injury that has caused him to lose his sight and have daily seizures.

He and his wife Marie have a one-year-old son and currently live in a mobile home with his parents.

The new home was made possible through a collaborative effort by the Virginia Department of Housing and Community Development, the Virginia Department of Veteran Services, as well as Homes for Hearts Inc., the Virginia Wounded Warrior Program and Pathways.

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