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Volunteers renovating hero's home

By Kenneth Fine
Published in News on November 21, 2010 1:50 AM

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News-Argus/MICHAEL K. DAKOTA

Several volunteers help construct a deck just off the house of an 11-year Marine from Duplin County who sustained a traumatic brain injury and post-traumatic stress disorder when an Improvised Explosive Device went off during one of his tours in Iraq.

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News-Argus/MICHAEL K. DAKOTA

Suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder, former Marine Warren often retreats to a small shed in his back yard to avoid the stress associated with seeing his home fall into disrepair. But for the past week, a group of volunteers has been fixing their hero's residence, hoping to help him cope with life out of the Corps.

EDITOR'SNOTE: The full names of the Marine and his family are being withheld at his request. BEULAVILLE -- Warren couldn't help but smile when his daughter, Faith, wrapped her arms around his leg -- pulling herself in for a long...

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