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Alternative education students at Fort McCoy build house for a grad who lost his legs in Iraq

Youngsters in an alternative education program at Fort McCoy are helping build a home for a graduate of that program who was wounded in Iraq.

About 30 cadets from the Challenge Academy are traveling to northern Wisconsin tomorrow to help build a house for Army Specialist Jason Schulz.

He graduated from the Challenge Academy in 2004, and he lost his legs in a roadside bomb blast in Iraq three years later.

The students are working with a group called "Homes for Our Troops," which builds handicapped-accessible houses for veterans with severe injuries.

The Challenge Academy at Fort McCoy gives truants and high school dropouts a chance to earn their diplomas, plus valuable skills for living.