• Marine injured in Afghanistan receives new home in Uniontown


    UNIONTOWN, Pa. - A Marine who lost both of his legs while serving the United States in Afghanistan received a new, specially adapted home Saturday in Uniontown.

    Cpl. Brandon Rumbaugh was injured in an IED blast while he was on his second deployment to Afghanistan in November 2010.

    Homes for Our Troops, a nonprofit that builds homes for severely injured veterans, donated the house. Construction began in June.

    During a Key Ceremony Saturday morning, Rumbaugh was given a new place to call his own; a place that accommodates his needs and will allow him to live more independently.

    Rumbaugh said, “I was just so excited to get out of the house that I'm in now, and to move into here and just start over.”

    Rumbaugh is working toward a business degree at Penn State in hopes of owning his own business in the future.

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