The Veteran's Special House Project | The Veteran's Special House Project

Original Air Date: May 14, 2015 | Season 34: Ep. 24 | 23:43

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Over three special episodes, This Old House is partnering with Homes For Our Troops (HFOT) to build a house—from the ground up—for one Army veteran and his family, as a way to highlight the heroes who have given so much for their country. In 2003, while on his first deployment to Iraq, SSG Matt Dewitt and his battalion came under attack, leaving Matt with devastating injuries that resulted in the amputation of both arms. We meet Matt and his family at his current home to understand the challenges of day-to-day and why a HFOT specially adapted home will be life changing. Kevin meets Buildings Project Manager Mike Duckett in Hopkinton, NH to see the plans for the DeWitt project. Norm, Tom and Kevin join builder Ken Dionne and his team to help with framing the exterior walls. Kevin meets the HFOT Chairman, Four Star General Richard Cody, to understand their mission. Kevin then travels to Florida to meet Justin Gaertner, another veteran who also received a specially adapted home from HFOT. Kevin rejoins the project in New Hampshire and finds that all the exterior walls are secured and the truss roof is going up.

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