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Wounded Marine Surprised With New Home



    New partnership awards foreclosed homes to military members injured in the line of duty. Nesita Kwan reports. (Published Tuesday, April 8, 2014)

    A Marine injured in Afghanistan was surprised with a new home in suburban Yorkville Tuesday.

    Corporal William Sutton was shot four times and injured in an explosion in before receiving a medical discharge.

    Sutton, his wife and two children moved into their mortgage-free house Tuesday, a gift courtesy of a partnership between Bank of America and the Military Warriors Support Foundation to give back to military members.

    "How nice is it for him to wake up tomorrow and to realize that he doesn't have that mortgage that he needs to worry about anymore, he just has to worry about his taxes and his insurance. He's got a place for his family to sleep," said Jim Holmes of Bank of America.

    And now, for the first time in their lives, the Sutton family has a home to call their own.

    "When they called and said I got awarded the home, I just started crying," Sutton said. "I own a home, I have a job, I have a car and a beautiful family. At the age of 24 you can't ask for anything else,"