Marine veteran wounded in Iraq gets free home to raise his young daughter

JOLIET, Ill. -- A U.S. Marine Corps Sergeant received the keys to a new mortgage-free home outside of Chicago on Tuesday.

Sgt. Nicholas Wallace has struggled financially and physically ever since he was wounded while he was deployed to Iraq. He suffered a traumatic brain injury and lower back injury in a mortar and rocket attack.



Wallace earned the Iraq Campaign Medal, Global War on Terrorism Medal, Sea Service Deployment Medal, and several military honors for his...