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Wounded Veteran Gets New Home: 'This Is Too Much'

DENVER (CBS4)- A veteran who was awarded the Purple Heart for his service and his family walked into their new home in Stapleton on Saturday, one that doesn't come with a mortgage.

Operation Finally Home and builder Wonderland Homes gave U.S. Army Sgt. Marco Dominguez a brand new home in a celebration, that was at times, emotional.

"This is just, this is too much," said Dominguez.

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Marco Dominguez gets his new home from Operation Finally Home (credit: CBS)

Dominguez served two tours in Iraq in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom where he was seriously injured and awarded two Purple Hearts, five Army Achievement medals and three Army Good Conduct medals for his service.

He found out earlier this year that he would be getting a brand new, custom-built house, mortgage free.

"It's awesome," said Dominguez. "There's nothing like this. There are no words to explain this."

The Dominguez home is the first one in Colorado to be completed by Operation Finally Home.

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Marco Dominguez enters his new home for the first time (credit: CBS)

Organizers say the non-profit's goal is to help military heroes transition to the home front by addressing one of their most pressing needs: a home to call their own.

"Today we want to thank everybody that lent a hand that put this project together," said a volunteer with Operation Finally Home.

"This does not even come close to repaying you for your sacrifice, so thank you, thank you so much."

Dominguez and his family are new to Denver from San Antonio, Texas. He calls the move and the new home an exciting new chapter for him and his family.

"It just has this vibe of a new chapter in life, a new beginning," said Dominguez.

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