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Fort Campbell Widows Receive Mortgage-Free Homes

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Three spouses of Fort Campbell soldiers who were killed in Afghanistan have received mortgage-free homes in Tennessee from Bank of America and Homes for Our Troops.

The wives of Army Spc. Charles "Scott" Jirtle, Army Spc. Blaine Redding and Army Spc. Anthony Vargas on Friday accepted ceremonial keys to their new homes in front of a crowd of supporters from the post on the Tennessee-Kentucky state line. The three soldiers were assigned to units in the 101st Airborne Division.

Luisa Vargas, a mother of three, said the donation of the home lifts a financial burden off her shoulders and allows her rebuild the family's future. Nikki Redding said the home allows her to finish her teaching degree and work as a teacher, a goal that her husband wanted for her.

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