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Wounded Marine, family gets new home in Fallbrook from Homes for Our Troops


Last updated 3/13/2014 at Noon

Participating in the groundbreaking ceremony for Sgt. Julian Torres and his family

Sgt. Julian Torres may be a double amputee, but that doesn’t slow him down in “giving back” to other combat veterans experiencing the same plight. That’s what makes Torres the perfect recipient of a Homes for Our Troops project off Gird Road in Fallbrook.

“This is our dream location; a little slice of country but not too far from city; it’s 100 percent perfect,” enthused Torres. “When we saw the location [where our new home would be built], we fell in love with it.” When completed late this year, Torres will reside in the home with his high school sweetheart-wife Ashley,...

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