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On Thursday, 07 November 2013 members of Wake & District were honored to participate with OPERATION COMING HOME for the Key Ceremony in honor of Army Ranger Nathan Rimpf.

First Lieutenant Nathan RimpfOn July 8, 2012, Nathan’s life changed. While serving in eastern Afghanistan as part of the 2nd Battalion 16th Infantry as a platoon leader, Nathan stepped on a mine severely damaging both of his legs resulting in amputations. As a result of Nathan’s drive and determination, he can now walk, and even run, with the use of his “new” legs. He continues his recovery and therapy at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Bethesda, Maryland traveling back and forth to Raleigh.  This Ranger proudly served his country and is optimistic about his new mission in life.

Chesapeake Homes and Wakefield Development  joined forces with Operation: Coming Home and the Home Builders Association of Raleigh-Wake County to build this home for Army Ranger Nathan Rimpf.

This is the 6th Hero Home from Operation Coming Home — homes to honor the sacrifice of our Nation’s heroes.  Thank you to Chesapeake Homes, Wakefield Development, their vendors and company sponsors for building Nathan’s home at no cost.

Thank you to all of our band members who availed themselves this morning to honor First Lieutenant Nathan Rimpf; sometimes doing the right thing brings one personal painful memories. That being said, it doesn’t exonerate one from not doing the right thing.

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