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Groundbreaking held on home for wounded warrior, ECU grad

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A wounded warrior and ECU grad will soon have a new place to call home.

Operation Coming Home broke ground on a new home Thursday for Army Ranger Nathan Rimpf.
   
Rimpf lost both his legs last July, when he stepped on an IED while serving in Afghanistan.
   
This is the 6th home built by Operation Coming Home and the Homebuilders Association of Wake County.

"It's incredible to come home to a country that supports us and thanks us this much," said Rimpf. "I was in a division reunion this past weekend with WWII, Korean and Vietnam veterans and the Vietnam veterans did not get this reception when they came home and they're missing legs too."

Just last week, Rimpf officially wrapped up his physical therapy at Walter Reed Medical Center in Bethesda.

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