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Marine's family surprised with free home in Illinois

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MASCOUTAH, Il (KMOV.com) -- A United States marine and his family will soon have the home they both deserve and desperately need.

They didn't know it was happening until early Wednesday.

It was a total surprise for Lance Corporal James Poggi. Operation Finally Home is building a custom, mortgage-free home in Mascoutah.

Poggi, who was injured in Afghanistan in 2010, says he's dreamed about this day for years.

"It's like the  time when [my wife] told me I was going to have a son. I didn't believe it. I didn't think it was really happening,” he said.

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