RALEIGH, N.C. -- An Army veteran in Raleigh who lost both his legs in the line of duty has been presented with keys to a new home.
WTVD-TV reported that Army Ranger 1st Lieutenant Nathan Rimpf was serving in Afghanistan last year when he was severely injured by an IED blast. He later earned a Purple Heart for his service.
Rimpf received the ultimate welcome home ceremony Thursday with keys to a new in south Raleigh's Renaissance Park neighborhood home.
He was chosen to be Operation Coming Home's sixth home recipient – a gesture that was especially touching for Rimpf.
"Thank you. Today is a day I'll remember for the rest of my life," he said. "Thank you for reminding me of what it is to be… and now a Raleigh resident, thank you."