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A Community Steps Up To Help Vet

A Community Steps Up To Help Vet

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A neighborhood in Maryland is coming together to help an Army vet that has given so much to protect this country. In 2012 Capt. Edward Klein stepped on an IED during a routine patrol in Afghanistan. The injuries from the explosion robbed him of both his legs and his arm. Klein's wife, Jessica, quit her job to help care for the recovering West Point grad.

Two weeks ago the Kleins suffered another tragedy - a house fire that destroyed everything they owned. The couple barely escaped the inferno, neighbors helped pull Edward from the porch after Jessica dragged him up from the couple's basement. 

Now the community has stepped in to help the couple. A local supermarket pledged groceries for the rest of the year and a veteran's group financed a new car since the Kleins vehicle was destroyed in the blaze. Best of all a non-profit group called Building for America's Bravest has offered the couple a new home. The charity builds smart homes for wounded vets so the Kleins will now have a house that caters to Edward's specific needs.

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