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One of Woodbury's newest neighbors is getting ever so close to moving into his new home, and folks traveled from as far as Washington D.C. to stop by last Friday to check out the nearly-finished digs.

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Sgt. Marcus Kuboy welcomed U.S. Sen. Amy Klobuchar, among a parade visitors, to his new home Aug. 15 in the Stonemill Farms neighborhood of Woodbury. Non-profit organization "Homes for Our Troops" raised funds to construct the home, which is specially-equipped for Kuboy, who was wounded while serving in Iraq.

The new house is being built to accommodate the needs of Kuboy, 30, an infantry medic with the "Red Bulls" unit, who was seriously injured last year by an explosion in Iraq. His multiple wounds consist of both of his legs being damaged to the point where he can walk only for short periods of time and only with assistance of a walker. The rest of the time, he relies on a wheelchair.

U.S. Congressman John Kline also attended the event, during which Kuboy provided tours of his new home to visitors. Kuboy is expected to move into the house at the end of the month.

The construction of the new home is part of a coordinated effort between Homes for Our Troops and the Democratic and Republican National Conventions. A similar project is underway in Denver. The local project is also sponsored by Minnesota Credit Union Network.

The group held a groundbreaking event in April, which was attended by several elected officials, military members and supporters of Kuboy, who is expected to move into the home at the end of this month.

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