• McALESTER, Okla. -- Col. Joseph G. Dalessio, commander of the McAlester Army Ammunition Plant, joins Quinton Picone (second from left), and others for the groundbreaking ceremony held by Homes for Our Troops, Aug. 23. Also in the picture from left to right are his parents, Vincent and Sherry Picone, who both work at MCAAP, Steve Davis, director of the Warren Clinic, and McAlester Mayor Steve Harrison. Others not shown in the photograph who participated are Larry Gill, Home for Our Troops liaison, William Barnes, field representative from U.S. Rep. Markwayne Mullin's Office, Brian Bodholdt from sponsor Mastic Home Exteriors, and Marshall Kennedy, who has received a house from Homes for Our Troops.  Former Army Spc. Quinton Picone was on patrol with the 71st Cavalry Regiment, 10th Mountain Division, in Maiwand District, Kandahar, Afghanistan, in November 2011 when he stepped on an improvised explosive device. He lost both of his legs and sustained other injuries from the blast. Kennedy was on his fourth deployment with his U.S. Marine Corps unit when he lost his legs and suffered other injuries after stepping on an IED in Afghanistan, June 13, 2011. He was presented a house built by Homes for Our Troops in Farmington, Ark., Aug. 17, 2013. (Photo by Kevin Jackson, McAlester Army Ammunition Plant Public Affairs)

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    McALESTER, Okla. -- Col. Joseph G. Dalessio, commander of the McAlester Army Ammunition Plant, joins Quinton Picone (second from left), and others for the groundbreaking ceremony held by Homes for Our Troops, Aug. 23. Also in the picture from left to...

  • McALESTER, Okla. -- Quinton Picone arrives to a flag-waving, cheering crowd for the groundbreaking of his new home being built by Homes for Our Troops here, Aug. 23. Former Army Spc. Quinton Picone was on patrol with the 71st Cavalry Regiment, 10th Mountain Division, in Maiwand District, Kandahar, Afghanistan, in November 2011 when he stepped on an improvised explosive device. He lost both of his legs and sustained other injuries from the blast. Homes for Our Troops has built 167 homes in 39 states in the past 10 years that are specially adapted for injured veterans. Fifty more home build projects are in the works for injured veterans across the nation. (Photo by Kevin Jackson, McAlester Army Ammunition Plant Public Affairs)

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    McALESTER, Okla. -- Quinton Picone arrives to a flag-waving, cheering crowd for the groundbreaking of his new home being built by Homes for Our Troops here, Aug. 23. Former Army Spc. Quinton Picone was on patrol with the 71st Cavalry Regiment, 10th...

  • McALESTER, Okla. -- Quinton Picone arrives on a three-wheel motorcycle driven by Larry Browning for the groundbreaking of his home being built by Homes for Our Troops here, Aug. 23. Former Army Spc. Quinton Picone was on patrol with the 71st Cavalry Regiment, 10th Mountain Division, in Maiwand District, Kandahar, Afghanistan, in November 2011 when he stepped on an improvised explosive device. He lost both of his legs and sustained other injuries from the blast. The escort to the build site was lead by about 75 members of the Combat Veterans Motorcycle Association, Patriot Riders and American Veterans Motorcycle Club. (Photo by Kevin Jackson, McAlester Army Ammunition Plant Public Affairs)

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    McALESTER, Okla. -- Quinton Picone arrives on a three-wheel motorcycle driven by Larry Browning for the groundbreaking of his home being built by Homes for Our Troops here, Aug. 23. Former Army Spc. Quinton Picone was on patrol with the 71st Cavalry...

  • McALESTER, Okla. -- The Choctaw Nation Color Guard stands watch as Quinton Picone arrives at his Home for Our Troops build site before the groundbreaking ceremony here, Aug. 23. Former Army Spc. Quinton Picone was on patrol with the 71st Cavalry Regiment, 10th Mountain Division, in Maiwand District, Kandahar, Afghanistan, in November 2011 when he stepped on an improvised explosive device. He lost both of his legs and sustained other injuries from the blast.  The color guard was formed to honor Choctaw veterans who have given their time in service to protect our nation. (Photo by Kevin Jackson, McAlester Army Ammunition Plant Public Affairs)

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    McALESTER, Okla. -- The Choctaw Nation Color Guard stands watch as Quinton Picone arrives at his Home for Our Troops build site before the groundbreaking ceremony here, Aug. 23. Former Army Spc. Quinton Picone was on patrol with the 71st Cavalry...

  • McALESTER, Okla. -- Quinton Picone talks to the estimated 200 people gathered for the Homes for Our Troops groundbreaking ceremony on the site of his home that will be built here. Former Army Spc. Quinton Picone was on patrol with the 71st Cavalry Regiment, 10th Mountain Division, in Maiwand District, Kandahar, Afghanistan, in November 2011 when he stepped on an improvised explosive device. He lost both of his legs and sustained other injuries from the blast. Picone thanked everyone for attending, especially the Veterans' motorcycle clubs who provided his ride and escort to the build site. (Photo by Kevin Jackson, McAlester Army Ammunition Plant Public Affairs)

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    McALESTER, Okla. -- Quinton Picone talks to the estimated 200 people gathered for the Homes for Our Troops groundbreaking ceremony on the site of his home that will be built here. Former Army Spc. Quinton Picone was on patrol with the 71st Cavalry...

  • McALESTER, Okla. -- The Homes for Our Troops sign marks the build site for the house that is being built for former Army Spc. Quinton Picone. HFOT held a groundbreaking that was attended by dignitaries from here, Aug. 23. Picone was on patrol with the 71st Cavalry Regiment, 10th Mountain Division, in Maiwand District, Kandahar, Afghanistan, in November 2011 when he stepped on an improvised explosive device. He lost both of his legs and sustained other injuries from the blast. To date, HFOT has built 167 homes in the past 10 years that are specially adapted for injured veterans. Fifty more home build projects are in the works across the nation. The privately funded, national non-profit organization aims to help the most severely injured Post 9-11 veterans live in specially adapted homes so they can rebuild their lives. (Photo by Kevin Jackson, McAlester Army Ammunition Plant Public Affairs)

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    McALESTER, Okla. -- The Homes for Our Troops sign marks the build site for the house that is being built for former Army Spc. Quinton Picone. HFOT held a groundbreaking that was attended by dignitaries from here, Aug. 23. Picone was on patrol with the...

  • McALESTER, Okla. -- Col. Joseph G. Dalessio talks with Marshall Kennedy (left to right) and Quinton Picone after the Homes for Our Troops ceremonial groundbreaking for Picone's home here, Aug. 23. Kennedy was on his fourth deployment with the U.S. Marine Corps when he lost his legs and suffered other injuries after stepping on an IED in Afghanistan, June 13, 2011. He was presented a house built by Homes for Our Troops in Farmington, Ark., Aug. 17, 2013. Army Spc. Quinton Picone was on patrol with the 71st Cavalry Regiment, 10th Mountain Division, in Maiwand District, Kandahar, Afghanistan, in November 2011 when he stepped on an improvised explosive device. He lost both of his legs and sustained other injuries from the blast. (Photo by Kevin Jackson, McAlester Army Ammunition Plant Public Affairs)

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    McALESTER, Okla. -- Col. Joseph G. Dalessio talks with Marshall Kennedy (left to right) and Quinton Picone after the Homes for Our Troops ceremonial groundbreaking for Picone's home here, Aug. 23. Kennedy was on his fourth deployment with the U.S...

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