Wounded soldier receives new home for him and his son

A Houston-area soldier was rewarded for his service with a brand new home for him and his son from a non-profit group that wanted to show their appreciation.

U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Chris Maust and his 7-year-old son Dylan were given the keys to a fully furnished home in an event attended by a good number of military friends, FOX26 reports. The Friday ceremony, held by the Texas Sentinels Foundation, took place in Fort Bend County.

"Having a home to go to is unreal," Maust told FOX26. The football fan said his son's room, which is decorated with Texans gear, and his office, which is painted Longhorn orange, are his two favorite spaces in the house.

Maust, 29, is described by friends as a kind, generous person who always puts other before himself. "[He's one] of the best people I've ever known and I'm really glad to see this happen for him, couldn't happen to a nicer person," Sgt. Justin Weaver told FOX26.

Maust was injured in Iraq in an explosion and has had several knee, shoulder and neck surgeries. As for future plans, Maust is enjoying his new home and is working on starting his new career as a realtor.

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