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Holiday Gift for Injured Hometown Hero

By: Jillian Risberg Email
By: Jillian Risberg Email

Army specialist Randy Moore deployed to Iraq in May 2007. Less than a year later, the unthinkable happened.

"I stepped on a land mine, lost my left hand, about seventy percent of my legs are skin grafted, I've got PTSD (post traumatic stress disorder), TBI (traumatic brain injury)," Moore says.

He says he wouldn't change a thing and doesn't consider himself a hero.

"I was just doing my job, just like anybody else was, know what I mean," Moore says. "The real heroes I think are the people who lost their lives, those are the real heroes and they're still suffering worst than I am."

A move is on the horizon for the Purple Heart recipient... he is honored for his service with a mortgage free home. It's from Homes 4 Wounded Heroes, part of the Military Warriors Support Foundation.

"A lot more stuff to do in Wisconsin than there is here for my son and wife," Moore says. "I mean I think it's an awesome opportunity; I can't ask for any more," Moore says.

Randy's wife Michelle, herself a member of the West Virginia National guard, and Randy's mom believe he has more than earned it.

"My husband really deserves this, especially everything that he has to go through and everything that he has gone through for this country," Michelle Moore says.

"I'm very proud of him, he deserves it very much; he put everything he had into the military," says Randy's mom Debbi Nolan Everett.


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