HAWKINSVILLE, Georgia (41NBC/WMGT) - A Hawkinsville solider severely wounded in Afghanistan, broke ground on his new home.
United States Marine Corporal Tony Mullis lost both of his legs last April in an IED explosion. This Saturday, Mullis had a homecoming, in its purest form, as his very first home becomes a reality.
"The thought of the future of freedom," Mullis said.
Homes for Our Troops is building the Mullis family a mortgage-free, specially-adapted home. Larry Gill with Homes for Our Troops said the foundation is the start of new life for Mullis.
"It has everything he needs," Gill said, "wider doors, wider hallways, roll in showers and cooking areas."
Just like his initial homecoming, when he finished his last tour in Afghanistan, the community came out to support. Family, friends and even fellow soldiers, joined Mullis on his next journey in life.
"I just want to thank them," Mullis said, "thank everyone of them for being there for my family."
For more information on Mullis' new home and the organization visit www.homesforourtroops.org