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Calif. Town Putting Roof Over Wounded GI's Head

Monday, 11 Nov 2013 07:06 AM

 

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When Jerral Hancock came home from the Iraq war missing one arm, with another that barely worked and a paralyzed body that was burned all over, he was a hero to the Mojave Desert town of Lancaster, Calif.

When he got home, however, he would be forgotten by all but his two young children and his parents.

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That was until the students in Jamie Goodreau's U.S. history classes learned about how he got stuck in his modest mobile home for half a year when his handicapped-accessible van broke down. Or how some of his home's hallways were too narrow for his wheelchair.

It's six months later and the students have closed escrow on a $264,000 property, and the community is pitching in to help build it.

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