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      Injured South Carolina veteran to get new home

      C0LUMBIA, S.C. (AP) -- A home-building nonprofit organization is getting volunteers from South Carolina to pitch in and build a new home for a severely injured Army veteran.

      The organization Homes for Our Troops is organizing the effort starting on Friday for former Staff Sgt. Ronell Bradley. He lost both legs and part of a hand in a 2005 bomb explosion in Iraq.

      Bradley works at the Dorn VA Medical Center in Columbia, where the home is being started in a three-day building blitz.

      The nonprofit group has built 90 homes for severely disabled veterans across the country since 2004 and has committed to building 100 more.

      (Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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