Wounded Army veteran gets keys to new, free home

A wounded Army veteran was presented with a mortgage-free house on Wednesday by the Texas Sentinels Foundation.

Sgt. Greg Dotson is in his new home with his wife and their six children.

Dotson served two tours in Iraq. He lost his leg when the fighting vehicle he was in ran over an IED with 500 pound of explosives.

Even now, it's hard for Dotson to feel he like deserves all that so many have done for him.

"Just knowing that there are others out there who never will have this opportunity who did more than I ever did, it's hard," said Dotson. "It's very hard."

Dotson and his wife had been renting a two-story house that made it difficult for Dotson to get around with a prosthetic leg or in a wheelchair.

However, his new house is designed to be more accessible.

More than that, Dotson says it's a stable environment for his kids.

"There's always another surgery or another appointment, trying to find work," said Dotson. "As much as we try to keep it out of the kids' lives, it's always in there. This is stability…one less thing they have to worry about."

Dotson was an Army medic. He's credited with saving over 160 lives.


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