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A Montana-raised hero gets ready to make a big move. Lance Corporal Thomas Parker lost both legs and part of his hand after stepping on a roadside bomb while serving in Afghanistan.

More than four years after Parker was severely injured in Afghanistan, he lives a life with no regrets.

"I don't regret military at all. It helped form and shape me into person I am," Parker said.

ABC FOX Montana had a chance to catch up with him, his fiance and his mother as they took a break from their busy schedules, and hit the lanes at his family's bowling alley in Ronan.

"Every day is a new adventure. There's never a dull moment with him," said his fiance Amanda Hout.

2015 is shaping up to be a big year. Parker and Hout are getting married in the fall and they will soon be moved into a new specially-adapted home in Polson.

"They go so in depth with every detail to be just right for people in a wheel chair it's incredible," Parker said.

The home, equipped with more than 100 features, including wider walls and a roll-in shower, is being paid for by the national nonprofit "Homes for Our Troops.

"I never would have been able to afford it, and if I had built one myself I'd still be paying it off when I'm 90,” Parker said.

The couple begins their next chapter together this Saturday when they move into their new home.

"I'm excited for him. At one point he was afraid no one would love him the way he is and Amanda is an angel, she's an angel sent from heaven," Parker's mother Lisa Corbett added.

Homes for Our Troops gives mortgage-free homes to the nation's most severely injured veterans who served in in Iraq and Afghanistan. This Saturday the group hands Parker the keys during a ceremony at the VFW in Polson.

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