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121218 HOMES VETS

photos by DOUG BENZ/NEWS NEW DIGS: Marine Cpl. Paul Schaus stands in the kitchen at his new house on Sherwood Avenue in North Tonawanda, where the veterans organization Homes For Troops constructed the new-build over the last several months. Schaus was nearly killed in 2009 when he stepped on a landmine serving in Afghanistan. Two years of rehabilitation ensued and the home is designed with specific attention to make things easier for him.