LAKEWOOD, Wash. - A year ago, Corporal Patrick Dobyns had a hard time walking. This week he s building a home for low-income families in Lakewood.

I like helping, it makes me feel better about myself, said Dobyns.

On his way home from his deployment to Afghanistan, Dobyns suffered severe leg burns during a barbecue in Germany in 2012.

With all the pain I have right know I forget about it and just keep doing the work, said Dobyns.

He s recovering at the Warrior Transition Battalion at Joint Base Lewis-McChord. He was among several soldiers in the program this week who are volunteering with Habitat for Humanity.

For the fifth straight year, soldiers are building homes for low-income families in Lakewood.

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