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Submitted by Katelyn Supa on Tue, 06/28/2011 - 6:22am.

JACKSONVILLE, NC (AP) -- A retired Marine sergeant wounded in Iraq will get a new five-bedroom log home. Vincent Gizzarelli and his wife have two teens and serve as foster parents to three young brothers with disabilities. The Gizzarellis will move from a three-bedroom rental home when their free house is completed in Jacksonville early next year. This is the first North Carolina project for Operation Finally Home, a program sponsored by a Texas-based nonprofit organization. The group has built 12 homes for wounded or disabled veterans. Gizzarelli learned about the gift while visiting John Boy and Billy's radio show broadcast from WRFX-FM in Charlotte. Gizzarelli left the Marine Corps in 2009 after suffering traumatic brain injury, post-traumatic stress and shrapnel wounds. (Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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