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Marine Capt. James Byler, who was severely wounded (Credit: Jim Staubitser)

Marine Capt. James Byler, who was severely wounded when he stepped on an improvised explosive device in Afghanistan, salutes during the presentation of colors at the ceremony to celebrate the completion to his newly modified home in Huntington Saturday. The home features an open floor plan, large door openings and hallways to accommodate Byler's wheelchair as well as hardwood floors, roll-in showers and roll-under counters. (Sept. 15, 2012)

Marine Capt. James Byler is welcomed home

Hundreds of people -- including neighbors, firefighters, Boy Scouts and civic leaders -- lined a shady stretch of Broadview Drive in Huntington Saturday to welcome home a hero.

Marine Capt. James Byler comes home to his
(Credit: Jim Staubitser)

Marine Capt. James Byler comes home to his newly modified home in Huntington Saturday. A parade was held to mark the completion of the renovations. (Sept. 15, 2012)

Marine Capt. James Byler, who was severely wounded
(Credit: Jim Staubitser)

Marine Capt. James Byler, who was severely wounded when he stepped on an improvised explosive device in Afghanistan, salutes during the presentation of colors at the ceremony to celebrate the completion to his newly modified home in Huntington Saturday. The home features an open floor plan, large door openings and hallways to accommodate Byler's wheelchair as well as hardwood floors, roll-in showers and roll-under counters. (Sept. 15, 2012)

Marine Capt. James Byler with his parents, Janet
(Credit: Jim Staubitser)

Marine Capt. James Byler with his parents, Janet and Philip Byler, as they celebrate the completion of his newly modified home in Huntington. (Sept. 15, 2012)

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The crowd at the celebration held at Marine
(Credit: Jim Staubitser)

The crowd at the celebration held at Marine Capt. James Byler's family home in Huntington. (Sept. 15, 2012)

Capt. James Byler, a Marine who lost both
(Credit: Steven Pfost)

Capt. James Byler, a Marine who lost both legs in 2010 in Afghanistan, shakes the hand of Stephen Grogan, from Lynbrook and the Nassau County Firefighters Operation Wouded Warrior Project as they donate brand new kitchen appliances to him by volunteer firefighters from the Nassau County operation wounded warrior project, the Building Homes for Heroes group, and P.C. Richards at his Huntington Home. (August 25, 2012)

Phil Bruning, left, of Port Washington, and Glenn
(Credit: Steven Pfost)

Phil Bruning, left, of Port Washington, and Glenn Mungo, right, of Bay Shore, from P.C. Richards, help move a stove into First Lieutenant James Byler's home as volunteer firefighters from the Nassau County operation wounded warrior project, the Building Homes for Heroes group, and P.C. Richards, present him with brand new kitchen appliances at his Huntington Home. (August 25, 2012)

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