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Neighbors Petition to Stop Bronze Star Recipient From Building a Home in Their Area, and You Won't Believe Why

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“It almost makes you feel you’re not welcome."

Sgt. Brian Wood with his wife Julie and children and Rep. Aaron Schock when it was announced earlier this year they would receive a Habitat for Humanity home. (Photo via Peoria Journal Star)

A two-time recipient of the bronze star who served two tours in Afghanistan, where as a result of combat he lost hearing in one ear, might have felt some security for his wife and three children when he found out they qualified for a Habitat for Humanity home in Illinois.

But U.S. Army Sgt. Brian Wood, who is still an active member of the National Guard and works as a warehouse manager, is receiving less than a warm welcome from some his new neighbors as petitions have been filed against the construction of the house, the Peoria Journal Star reported.

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