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Fort Knox soldiers help E-Town couple

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- A group of Fort Knox soldiers is getting the chance to feel closer to the community where they work and live. Their mission that has them leaving the post and trading in an army uniform for a tool belt and work boots.

Today the sounds of war...

 "Three deployments twice to Iraq once to Afghanistan," said 3-1 Special Troops Battalion, Spc. Richard Cumings.

Are being replaced by the sounds of progress.

"You get a bunch of young guys out here in good shape they can come out here and do wonders," said Bruce Singer, a project coordinator with Habitat for Humanity.

Tommy and Tina Clark are getting the new Habitat for Humanity home.  The parents of seven children and even more grandchildren have outgrown their old one.

"They said they were going to be deployed in November and this is time they could be spending with their own families but they were sacrificing their time to come out here and help us," explained Tina Clark.

"It makes us feel a lot closer to our community," said Cpt. Dan Murdough

Although most of them aren't from Kentucky, these soldiers have an appreciation for the support they receive beyond the gates at Fort Knox and the feeling is mutual.

"Fort Knox is pretty much the life blood of Hardin County," explained Singer.  

For once, this mission isn't about defending the American dream.

"It was like the Calvary had come to rescue us….it did our heart overwhelming joy," said Tina Clark.

It's about building it. 

Just like army mission this one's going to take some time to complete. The soldiers have about four more months until the family moves in November.

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