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When the Marine Master Sgt purchased the home the yard looked like this. 

 

 

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But when he finally got home, thanks to amazing friends, it looked like THIS!

Marine Corps Master Sgt. Jacinto Bernardo wasn't expecting anything special when he got home. Returning from duty in Iraq to a home he had purchased last January, he had asked a buddy to keep an eye on the place until he was able to get there this Summer. In the 6 months his buddy looked after the home, he renovated it and put $70,000 in upgrades into it to say "Thanks for your service." Amazing story. Watch

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