Tyler Huffman

Veterans Day 2012
6:59 pm
Mon November 12, 2012

Wounded Mo. Vet Gets 'Smart Home'

Tyler Huffman, 24, enters his new "smart home" following a ceremony held on Nov. 12, 2012.
Marshall Griffin/St. Louis Public Radio

A paralyzed Afghan War veteran from central Missouri received a special gift for Veterans Day -- a “smart home” which was custom-built for him and designed to help him live as independently as possible.

Tyler Huffman, 24, is a native of Fulton who joined the Marines in 2007.  He was paralyzed in Afghanistan in 2010 after being shot twice by an enemy sniper.  Huffman initially sought to buy an existing home in the Fulton area that could be adapted to his needs, but a group of volunteers in Jefferson City banded together to build him the state-of-the-art home.

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