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Let the world mart for eleven years since the events of September 11 we are getting an inspiring update on -- wounded American soldier.
US marine corporal Juan Dominguez was left to triple amputee after a bomb went off in Afghanistan back in 2010.
You may remember him from the group of proud patriots we featured on our wounded warrior special back on July 4.
When we had a chance to ask him about his sacrifice.
Want to make it Dominguez.
-- you're -- Afghanistan.
You've got a daughter Victoria and the first thing you said to the nurse.
Upon a leaking from your -- was don't be sad for me man I would do it all over again for my country I love.
This country what does this mean to you I mean today as we -- and Independence Day people go to fireworks think it's about that what's your perspective.
I just think back another -- words before me that sacrificed.
More -- I didn't to give us the daily brief stay.
And I just want to be part of that and be part of -- nation and do my part as an American citizen and helping them.
-- the war enters a well today -- Dominguez is getting an incredible gift.
That will likely change his life forever as well.
What test let's move back that's -- take their flag back.
Yeah it is a beauty.
-- -- -- -- receiving a brand new adaptive Smart home today to try to help and make his everyday life a whole lot easier that was made possible in part.
By these two men.
Gary Sinise as an actor and musician with the lieutenant Dan band.
And frank filler is chairman of the tunnel tower foundation and lost his brother Stephen -- a firefighter.
Who was killed.
After he ran into the towers in -- city to help fallen in the moments after the towers were hit.
Gentlemen welcome so it's so great to see -- Gary you are there in Temecula California where -- to -- -- got the keys to his new Smart home today.
How -- -- go how did he react.
-- -- fantastic guy right here that houses right behind me one is actually inside right now he's given a tour and everybody.
In the house.
It was a beautiful day here we got here before the sun came up as -- son was coming out.
He was presented the keys to this home hold this flag back as his side there was just a magnificent that feeling to know that there was.
That that this was accomplished.
And so many people came together I mean the tunnel -- the towers foundation Gary -- foundation.
But there was so many people here in the community of Temecula that came together on this wounded warriors have been just very heartwarming beautiful to see and then beautiful -- -- He wanted to Lexus in their home absolutely and and you know the -- our viewers know these two men screen left and right worked tirelessly for these wounded warriors they work tirelessly.
Just to get them home in which to live -- home in which.
That they can live in a dignified way without having to rely on on too many other people they -- run by an iPad challengers.
Raise up cabinets -- down that house has an elevator and they just try to help these guys who don't want.
They don't want help they don't want -- they just want to go on live their life and love America.
And so Gary what we stopped from one in some of these other guys on July 4 when they came into the studio what.
Even get a little -- -- a little embarrassed when you when you heap praise on them for -- for being heroes they are.
Well I mean there -- there average everyday Americans who just happen to volunteer to go serve their country and something bad happened to them and now.
You know what's heartening is that there are so many people that have.
Reached out to help them I mean we're not we're involved in in great partnership here frank and and I -- the tunnel to towers foundation and Gary -- foundation come together with our building for America's -- program these -- just.
You know a handful of the warriors that are out there there have been grievously and severely wounded we're gonna try to help as many as possible.
We we do this by coming into these communities around the country I play a concert.
To raise awareness and and funding.
Two to help build these homes tunnel to towers is constantly out there on the move.
I'm doing is taking care of all the logistics to get these homes built -- you know we have to bring builders together and architects and I mean there's a lot that goes it goes in each one of these towns.
So at this as step by step process.
And today right now this is the end of that process where we actually can give great patriot -- -- great American like Juan Dominguez.
His special home this is going to be very very important for him for the rest of his life and -- now on to the next several projects for us -- -- the video from you know inside the house which is helping you can see sort of have a Smart technology works to help these guys.
You know it's so easy -- to look the other way it's so easy to say you know -- got a feel for them okay now I gotta -- worry about my business.
View your brother Stephen -- Didn't live his life that way and in the end it cost him his life at thirty fours years of age.
Married with five children because he chose to run into the danger.
And help those.
Who needed to have you you continue that legacy.
Today -- your foundation looking after not only the first responders and their families on 9/11 but.
The brave men and women who volunteered to fight the wars that that followed.
Yes I I think now that eleven years later.
Take -- -- -- did that day how we save lives and and the -- that he still changing today.
Eleven years later because he inspired his family the -- foundation in his -- So many people help us we have so many volunteers I saw a picture when you again we've given that house today it.
And -- Wallace -- from Wallace air cargo he donated tremendous amount of money to a result all 1000.
And -- and the Pacific out there who helped build us.
You know it is just what Gary said.
It is the community coming together.
It is America coming together to make sure it today and every day we don't forget the sacrifice that was made by Stephen my brother and lost.
Paul or five like you said earlier but all men and women in uniform of paying the sacrifice to make the sacrifice of -- since 9/11 a while before that but -- certainly.
Protect enough so it's an iron to sit here and see that my brother is great deeds.
From 9/11 is still spreading the message of -- goodness.
So today you know -- 9/11 changed death as a as a country as individuals.
It changed us and there's no question about that but.
What do you think that it did it bind us together more than it changed us.
It it did it made us come together and and I think I could speak.
-- Gary when I say this when we go around all all over the country.
And Gary does his concerts and we need all these great.
Americans that is coming together to build not only these houses but to stand up for off severely wounded in all along wounded men and women -- coming back that -- a big sacrifice.
It is remarkable.
To see -- -- at its best then and this is what we see every day going to wrap around America -- I I believe it it brought us together on 9/11 and and even know it is further away from it.
A lot of people still care and for those who are.
Remove from it that might have forgotten about it you see the joy and want to make this face right there when where and when Gary -- and the crew out they gave us the game that house.
It is so important that we give back to these men and women that paid dearly for protecting us for all way of loving the greatest country that -- exist -- Easily read that on ask Gary quickly to -- ego gets so much gone on Gary you that your -- your famed.
TV star and and movie actor and -- -- lieutenant Dan band and that's for charity but.
For those out there who don't feel like they have the time who feel like they're too busy -- to get involved.
How do you find the time what makes you do this.
Well there and that I'm Megan there's.
Probably seven several motivating factor certainly one motive was what happened to us on 9/11 -- and the people that I've met since then I've I have veterans -- my family site.
And Vietnam veterans on on my -- side of the ban land and have been involved with veterans organization since back in the eighties and then.
I've played one in Forrest -- than that plated disabled -- there so I got involved with the Disabled American Veterans organization and we got hit on 9/11 I just I just -- to.
To take action and I needed to do like frank I mean.
His family was grieving they they needed to do some things.
Seemed to work through that.
You know that the terrible tragedy in the terrible loss.
And for somebody like me I didn't I didn't lose anybody personally but I felt deeply for our country and I -- deeply for our.
Our men and women who are now being tasked to go out there and and you know serve in harm's way in Afghanistan Iraq and I just wanted to do something and that was part of my healing.
The pain of what happened to us on 9/11 and since then I've met so many wonderful people -- met frank cellar and -- So many.
Wonderful folks that are doing good things out there -- -- firefighters.
In New York City become very very good friends I've met so many people in the military traveling around.
And -- once it once I started it became very clear that I was able to make a difference and that and it has been very hard -- Stop you certainly have I -- that -- frank you believe your brother's life brought great light to those around him and it is your fervent wish.
To do this fame in his name you have certainly done that Gary you as well gentlemen.
Thank you vote.
Sorry I think probably that has to -- Dominguez wanna tell -- -- and that there are two ways you can help donate to help out these wounded warriors here they are in your screen.
Tunnel to towers -- dot org or Gary Sinise foundation.
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