MURRIETA (CBSLA.com) — Volunteers are helping a Marine in Murrieta who was seriously injured during his third tour in Iraq and unable to fix up his home.

They’re honoring the war hero by helping him with needed home repairs.

Brian Ladd and his wife say they’re touched by it all.

“For me, this is absolutely amazing,” the veteran said.

His wife, Shannon, said, “This has taken a huge load off of our backs. I mean, it’s been absolutely unbelievable.”

After returning home, Ladd’s injuries slowed him down and his house fell into disrepair. The couple applied for assistance through a program sponsored by State Farm, who works with Home Strong USA to make the repairs a reality.

Volunteers repaired a roof on the home’s back porch, replaced the yard’s turf with drought-resistant landscaping and fixed a host of other items.

Perhaps the most emotional addition for the family has been the American flags now flying over their home.

The Ladd family says this Fourth of July will feel better than ever now that their house feels like a home.

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