Marine receives new home in Fort Hall from Homes for Our Troops

Marine Cpl. Phillip Baldwin, retired, receives the key to his new home on the Fort Hall Reservation. The home was built and specially adapted to his needs by the national non-profit organization, Homes for Our Troops. Marine Cpl. Phillip Baldwin, retired, is hugged by his mother at the Homes for Our Troops ceremony in Fort Hall on Saturday. Marine Cpl. Phillip Baldwin, retired, received a custom made home from Homes for Our Troops on Saturday in Fort Hall. Marine Cpl. Phillip Baldwin, retired, hugs his son, Matthew, 4, during the Homes for Our Troops ceremony at his new home in Fort Hall on Saturday. The Spring Creek Drum Group performed at the home dedication for Marine Cpl. Phillip Baldwin, retired, on Saturday at Fort Hall.
By: 
LESLIE MIELKE
Staff Writer

The national organization Homes for Our Troops turned over the keys to a new home to Marine Cpl. Phillip Baldwin on Saturday in Fort Hall.
Baldwin comes from a military family. His mom is a Navy and Air Force veteran. Both his brothers, Bruce and Alan, are Marines.
He joined the Marines Baldwin one week after he graduated from high school. was stationed in Okinawa and then served in Afghanistan with the 1st Battalion, 5th Marines.
On June 18, 2011, Baldwin was on his first deployment when he lost both legs and sustained injury to his left hand and right hip in an improvised explosive device (IED) blast.
For the complete story, see the Monday, July 17, edition of the Morning News.

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