Group breaks ground on home for wounded warrior

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THE WOODLANDS, TX – A man who did and sacrificed so much for his nation, will soon have a place he can call home.

U.S. Major Will Lyles is a wounded warrior who will see his dream of owning a house in The Woodlands come true in just a few short months.

“I’ve been in the army for ten years,” said Lyles. “I’ve done three deployments – two in Iraq and one in Afghanistan. In Afghanistan is where I was injured back in August 28, 2010.”

Major Lyles became a double amputee as a result of an IED explosion while fighting the insurgents. He’s received 3 Bronze Stars for his valor and 2 Purple Hearts for his wounds.

“These people’s been stepping into it for a long, long time,” said General Tommy Franks, USA (Ret.), the former Commander of the United States Central Command, who attended the event. “I have absolutely the greatest respect not only for what they paid forward and what the rest of us are trying to give back, but for what the future can look like in this wonderful country.”

“Helping a Hero” is once again assisting wounded soldiers start a new chapter in their lives. Chesmar Homes is donating this property to a man of great aspirations.

“My goal is to get into med school in 2015,” added Major Lyles. Some people, like Major Will Lyles, just can’t seem to get enough of helping others.

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