Building Homes for Heroes broke ground Nov. 18 on what will soon be the permanent home for Master Sgt. Joe Deslauriers and his family.

Deslauriers lost both legs and most of one arm in an explosion in Afghanistan in September 2011.

The 35-year-old was an explosive ordnance disposal technician with the 1st Special Operations Civil Engineer Squadron at Hurlburt Field, where he is still employed. T

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