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Wounded Soldier breaks ground for new home with help

Sgt Marcus Kuboy, 2nd Combined Arms Battalion, 136th Infantry broke ground for his new home with Homes For Our Troops, dignitaries, Minnesota business leaders, National Guard Soldiers, friends and family April 28 in Woodbury, Minn.

Sgt Marcus Kuboy never asked for anything in return for his service He knew of the dangers of war So when he sustained serious injuries to his legs, and broke his back, left arm and jaw when his truck hit an improvised explosive device, he didn't view it as anything extraordinary He assessed life before the blast and life after the blast, then picked up and got on with it all

Sgt Kuboy has gone through an initial nine months of recovery, eight surgeries and a amputation-threatening bone infection Through it all, he's continued to move forward in his recovery with a Soldier's perseverance

That kind of perseverance was something that resonated with Homes For Our Troops, a national non-profit, non-partisan organization committed to assisting severely injured and disabled servicemen and women and their immediate families Homes for Our Troops worked with contractors to break ground on a new home for Sgt Kuboy

To pay for the house , Homes for Our Troops partnered with Minnesota credit unions, who raised funds to service the project Additionally, Homes for Our Troops is building the specially-adapted homem in the St Paul area in the months leading up to the 2008 Republican National Convention, slated for Sept 1-4 A parallel home project is taking place in Denver, the site of the August Democratic National Convention

Several dignitaries, including Governor Pawlenty, Congresswoman Michelle Bachman, Adjutant General, Maj. Gen. Larry Shellito and 34th Infantry Division Commanding General, Maj. Gen. Richard Nash were all in attendance for the groundbreaking ceremony

By Sgt Joe Roos, 34th Infantry Division Public Affairs
April 24, 2008
April 28, Sgt. Kuboy breaks ground for his new home photo gallery



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Posted: 2017-12-13  10:11 AM
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