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Veteran Who Lost Legs And Arm Getting New Home

U.S. Navy Veteran Andrew Bottrell will receive a home in Clairemont by January, thanks to a large donation.

The Gary Sinise Foundation is building a house for Bottrell, his wife, Lindsey, and their 10-month-old daughter, Jessa, to live in.

"I can't believe I won't have to pay a mortgage," said Bottrell. "This is such a generous gift."

Bottrell lost both his legs and his left arm when his truck was struck by an explosive device while serving in Afghanistan.

The house will feature high-tech gadgets that make Bottrell's day-to-day life easier. He will be able to control all the lights, heating, sound system and security systems from his iPad.

Monday, the family and members of the foundation gathered for a special ceremony, signing the walls of the nearly-completed home. Although the signatures will be painted over by the time the house is done, Bottrell said it means a lot that they are there.

"It adds that connection to the home," he said.

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