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Soldier to settle in local home
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Groundbreaking was held Monday on the first of two homes the Helping A Hero foundation plans to build in Tennessee this year.“To date we’ve built 90 homes for heroes in 21 states,” said Helping A Hero founder and chairperson Meredith Her during groundbreaking ceremonies for the future home of the Chaz Allen family on Crisp Springs Road.The staff sergeant lost both his legs to an IED in Afghanistan Jan. 22, 2011, and has decided to locate here after retiring from the U.S. Army recently. His wife, the former Jessica Collins, was raised in Warren County while her husband hails from a small town in Oklahoma.“To me this is a big town,” Allen said during his address, noting after looking around Warren County was their choice. “I think this is going to be a great place to raise our kids.”Her pointed out Allen, who joined the Army right out of high school, came from a long line of soldiers.“His father and grandfather served,” Her said.