Wounded vet moves into new volunteer-built home
Posted February 27, 2010
Fayetteville, N.C. — A Fort Bragg soldier severely injured in Iraq accepted the keys to his new Fayetteville home Saturday.
Members of Homes for Our Troops built the home in the Lakeside subdivision for Army Staff Sgt. Maurice Craft. A member of the 82nd Airborne Division, Craft lost his left leg while serving in Iraq in November 2003 when a roadside bomb went off.
Homes for Our Troops builds specially adapted homes for seriously injured veterans at no cost to them. The group has built 48 homes nationwide since it began in 2004, and another 27 homes are in progress. Local contractors provide materials for each project.
Craft, a single father with two daughters, has medically retired from the Army.