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Triple Amputee Marine Corporal Todd Love Comes Home

Love lost both his legs and his left arm in Afghanistan.

Marine Corporal Todd Love was welcomed into his new home. Credit: Screenshot from AJC.
Marine Corporal Todd Love was welcomed into his new home. Credit: Screenshot from AJC.
Marine Corporal Todd Love was welcomed into a $500,000 Douglasville home built just for him on Monday.

Love lost both his legs and his left arm in 2010, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. He stepped on an improvised explosive device while on patrol in Afghanistan.

Patch blogger John A Delves wrote in a post in February 2013 about Love, who is a Georgia native and third-generation Marine.

Delves attended the initial celebration on the grounds where the new home would be located and wrote Love “slung himself up onto the seat of a backhoe and operated the equipment to knock down the first trees to prepare for excavation of the home’s foundation.”

The custom-built home is located on 10 acres of wooded land outside Douglasville.

Dozens joined Love as the Stephen Siller Tunnel to Towers Foundation, the Sinise Foundation, Home Depot and others unveiled the finished home, AJC reports.

“My level of injury is by no means a measurement for how much of a hero I am,” Love told the AJC. “All the guys that I was with, they’re truly the heroes of the day when I got hurt. I would be dead if it weren’t for them. I had several of them tell me that they thought I was dead when they saw me. Despite that, they worked on me anyway and lucky they did. I’ve lived a beautiful life since then, and it’s only just begun.”
Kathy July 04, 2014 at 09:59 AM
Your headline should not be "Amputee Comes Home". It should be Hero Comes Home".
joyce July 04, 2014 at 12:54 PM
What an amazing spirit. They can try to keep him down but he won't let them rent space in his brain for free. Nobody can truly understand what he feels unless they have walked in his shoes or something of like kind. I wish we could do this for so many other deserving veterans. I agree with the previous comment.
M July 06, 2014 at 01:14 PM
Well said. It boggles he mind that our returning vets come home to an unresponsive, sluggish VA. We should not be sending comforts to current soldiers. Our tax dollars should provide these essentials. When they return, their rehab should be our first priority, to restore to them as much as we can of what they have lost and allow them to return to concentrate on rebuilding the families they left behind. All of these men and women are heroes and deserve to be saluted by all they meet on these shores who, for whatever reason, did not assume the responsibility for defending us.

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