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James Byler looks out the window. (April 13, (Credit: Ed Betz)

James Byler looks out the window. (April 13, 2012)

Injured Marine presented with check

James Byler, a 26-year-old Marine first lieutenant and double amputee, received a $6,000 check from New York City firefighters to help remodel his home to fit his unique needs. The money came from an annual FDNY and NYPD boxing event held last November.

Marine First Lt. James Byler, center right, applauds
(Credit: Craig Ruttle)

Marine First Lt. James Byler, center right, applauds as from left, Bobby McGuire, President and Head Coach of the FDNY Bravest Boxing Team, left, FDNY Fire Commissioner Sal Cassano, and Andy Pujol, president of Building Homes for Heroes applaud him after he was presented a check at FDNY headquarters in Brooklyn. The proceeds come from the fire department's annual boxing match with the NYPD. Lt. Byler lost both legs when he stepped on an improvised explosive device while on patrol in the Helmand Province of Afghanistan. (April 11, 2012)

James Byler sits in his home in Huntington,
(Credit: Ed Betz)

James Byler sits in his home in Huntington, NY. (April 13, 2012)

James Byler looks out the window. (April 13,
(Credit: Ed Betz)

James Byler looks out the window. (April 13, 2012)

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U.S. Marine First Lieutenant James Byler, who was
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U.S. Marine First Lieutenant James Byler, who was injured in Afghanistan, speaks during a ceremony to break ground on renovations to his home in Huntington. (March 31, 2012)

U.S. Marines lead community leaders to the home
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U.S. Marines lead community leaders to the home of U.S. Marine First Lieutenant James Byler, who was injured in Afghanistan during a ceremony to break ground on renovations to his home in Huntington. (March 31, 2012)

U.S. Marine First Lieutenant James Byler, who was
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U.S. Marine First Lieutenant James Byler, who was injured in Afghanistan, is helped to his chair by his father Phil and his mother Janet. (March 31, 2012)

U.S. Marine First Lieutenant James Byler, left center,
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U.S. Marine First Lieutenant James Byler, left center, who was injured in Afghanistan, watches during a ceremony to break ground on renovations to his home in Huntington. (March 31, 2012)

U.S. Marine First Lieutenant James Byler, who was
(Credit: Ed Betz)

U.S. Marine First Lieutenant James Byler, who was injured in Afghanistan, listens as his mother Janet stands behind him, during a ceremony to break ground on renovations to his home in Huntington. (March 31, 2012)

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