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Lindley Estes is a business writer for The Free Lance-Star and Fredericksburg.com. This blog is on Fredericksburg-area business. Send an e-mail to Lindley Estes.

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High-tech home to be built for wounded vet in Spotsylvania

Fredericksburg-area homebuilder American Heritage Homes will construct a high-tech home for a quadruple-amputee military veteran at the Estates of Chancellorsville neighborhood off State Route 3 in Spotsylvania County.

The home will be constructed for Marine Corps Sgt. John Peck through a partnership between the Stephen Siller Tunnel to Towers Foundation and Gary Sinise Foundation. Peck received the Purple Heart after sustaining a brain injury when his vehicle ran over an improvised explosive device in Iraq in 2008. He later lost all four limbs as a result of an IED explosion in Afghanistan in 2010.

Peck will be on hand during a contract-signing ceremony at noon Thursday at the Spotsylvania neighborhood. The home will have a state-of-the-art electronics system to help Peck live as independently as possible.

Below is a good video describing what the house will be like.

[youtube]http://youtu.be/4qCjh_vIQsM[/youtube]

Permalink: http://news.fredericksburg.com/businessbrowser/2012/07/18/high-tech-home-to-be-built-for-wounded-vet-in-spotsylvania/