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July 8, 2013
Story by Sgt. Barry St. Clair

Photo Caption: U. S. Army Cpl. Cody Stanton dons his beret, which had been packed away since his injury in Jan. 2012 in Afghanistan. Stanton became a double amputee following his injuries sustained when he stepped on a pressure plate improvised explosive devise while training with Afghan police in Afghanistan. Soldiers assigned to 21st Military Police Company, 503D MP Battalion, 16th M Brigade, Fort Bragg, N. C. receives the keys to his home from Operation: Coming Home at Holly Springs, N.C., June 27, 2013. (U. S. Army photo by Sgt. Barry St. Clair, PAO, 16th MP BDE)

HOLLY SPRINGS, N.C. - U.S. Army Cpl. Cody Stanton received the keys to a new home built by Operation: Coming Home volunteers here, June 27. Soldiers, community leaders, and neighbors attended a ceremony to honor the service and sacrifice Stanton has given in the defense of freedom.

Stanton, a Purple Heart recipient, sustained his injuries in January 2012 resulting in the amputation of both legs while training with Afghan Police outside Kandahar, Afghanistan when an improvised explosive device detonated.