Country music star Lee Greenwood was especially proud to be an American over the holiday weekend, after working with a nonprofit to provide a specialized home for an Afghanistan war veteran who lost his legs overseas.
Greenwood teamed up with Helping a Hero to provide wounded warrior Matt Deatherage with a home equipped for him to live independently, and the two men appeared on "Fox & Friends" on Monday to talk about the new house and the organization that made it happen.
Deatherage said he was "amazed" at his new home, and the hard work done by Helping a Hero to aid dozens of veterans like himself with special needs.
"Each of these veterans have their own issues to deal with," Deatherage said. "Not everyone fits into a specific mold." The Army veteran was deployed to Kandahar, Afghanistan in 2010, and stepped on a land mine in March 2011 which resulted in the loss of both of his legs. Although he wears state-of-the-art prosthetics, he developed diabetes after his injury and now uses a wheelchair the majority of the time.
The act of generosity from the country music icon surely won't be forgotten.