Local veteran injured during attack in Afghanistan gains new home with support of community

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POSTED: Thursday, August 2, 2012 - 5:30pm

UPDATED: Thursday, August 2, 2012 - 5:41pm

Ground was broken today in Prairieville for a new home for a Baton Rouge veteran injured overseas.

Corporal Jeffrey Argrave was hurt by rocket propelled grenade in Afghanistan back in may of 2010. He had major injuries on his spinal column and his neck.

Today, the Capital Region Builders Association held a groundbreaking for his new home. It will have an open floor plan to help the corporal live his day-to-day life more independently.

“Having to have this support and having to have it – it’s not me - I'm an independent person,” Cpl. Argave told NBC33 News at the groundbreaking ceremony. “I like doing things on my own. I like being able to take care of myself.”

A build brigade is set for August 17. That's when the walls will be installed at the house. Everyone in the community has been invited to take part.

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