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Jackson Stembridge, 9, sits outside the new home of Army Sgt. 1st Class Sean Gittens. Homes For Our Troops, a nonprofit organization that builds special homes for disabled veterans, gave the home to Gittens on Saturday.  MICHAEL HOLAHAN/STAFF
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Jackson Stembridge, 9, sits outside the new home of Army Sgt. 1st Class Sean Gittens. Homes For Our Troops, a nonprofit organization that builds special homes for disabled veterans, gave the home to Gittens on Saturday.

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