Disabled Vet To Get Home On Va. Civil War Site

FREDERICKSBURG, Va. (AP) — A Marine who sustained a brain injury and lost all four limbs while deployed in Iraq and Afghanistan has chosen a major Civil War battle site in Virginia for his new home.

The Stephen Siller Tunnel to Towers Foundation and the Gary Sinise Foundation are holding a contract signing Thursday for a specially designed smart home for Sgt. John Peck at the Estates of Chancellorsville. Union soldiers dug trenches during the Battle of Chancellorsville in anticipation of doing battle with Gen. Robert E. Lee’s army.

Peck received the Purple Heart after sustaining a brain injury when his vehicle ran over an improvised explosive device in Iraq in 2008. He later lost all four limbs as a result of an IED explosion in Afghanistan in 2010.

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