RENO, Nev. (News 4 & Fox 11) — Army Specialist Daniel Tingle served in Iraq back in 2007, that same year he was hit by three mortar rounds.
The impact caused major damage to his feet and leg. By 2015, SPC Tingle went through over a dozen surgeries and was forced to amputate his left leg.
Present day, he’s sitting in his mortgage-free home with his wife and four children. The youngest of which is nearly a year and a half.
Tingle appreciates his new home and says it’s helps put a little bit or normalcy in his life,
When they presented me this home, it was a saving grace, it really was, a saving grace. Being able to be in a shower comfortably not hurting or barely fitting on a bench. I’m able to sit comfortably, take care of myself.
Jared Allen Home for Wounded Warriors, Southwest Carpenters Local 971 and Pellet Construction teamed up to make all of this happen for the Tingles.
They’ve been living in the new house out in Minden for the past two months.
For Tingle Veterans Day is never easy, it’s a time where he pays his respect to fallen brothers and sisters.
As you go through hearing about your brothers and sisters not making it. Or that a brother comes to pass from suicide. I haven’t really celebrated too much, it’s been kind of hard to celebrate those.
Life goes on for Specialist Tingle and he’s just glad he’s able to enjoy it and watch his children grow up. He’s hoping that things start falling back into place so him and his son can head out on their motorcycles.