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El Paso Co. opens arms to veteran who lost home

El Paso Co. opens arms to veteran who lost home

EL PASO COUNTY, Colo. - The community is rallying around a veteran who lost everything in a house fire.

Earlier this month, we told you Robert Dickinson's southern El Paso County home was destroyed.

His three dogs were trapped inside and didn't survive.

On Sunday, American Legion riders donated about $4,000 to Dickinson to help him get back on his feet.

They met at Post 38 and rode down to Pikes Peak International Raceway.

Dickinson says it's all been very emotional.

“I'm kind of speechless. You lose a home and gain a family, it's kind of amazing. It's not just here, it's the entire community,” said Dickinson.

He added that the community's support makes him realize why he served our nation.

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