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Army sgt. who lost both legs gets free house in Little Elm

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A U.S. Army sergeant from North Texas will be moving into a new home soon, free and clear.

It’s part of Operation Finally Home, and sponsors say, "It's not a gift; he earned it."

At the end of next month, Sgt. Stephan Jackel will get a six-bedroom, two-story home in Little Elm. Jackel lost both legs in 2011 to an IED explosion in Afghanistan.

I have more leg room, ‘cause my legs are at the edge,” he said.

The 3,800-square-foot house was specially made through donated time and materials for Jackel, his wife and six kids.

The house includes wide hallways and a 32-inch sink area, which makes it wheelchair accessible.

Sgt. Jackel made national headlines when he was denied access to some of the rides at Six Flags Fiesta Texas because of his prosthetic legs.

Putting that behind him, Operation Finally Home got involved, a non-profit that helps wounded soldiers get mortgage-free homes.

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