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Cpl. Christian Brown sets sight on next chapter

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CSI and Forrest Gump actor Gary Sinise, along with the Lieutenant Dan Band, hosted a benefit concert for the injured Marine in November. CSI and Forrest Gump actor Gary Sinise, along with the Lieutenant Dan Band, hosted a benefit concert for the injured Marine in November.
The concert raised money to help build Cpl. Brown a smart home that is uniquely designed to help him live a more independent life as a double amputee. The concert raised money to help build Cpl. Brown a smart home that is uniquely designed to help him live a more independent life as a double amputee.
MUNFORD, TN -

(WMC-TV) - Corporal Christian Brown, the Munford Marine who was severely injured while serving in Afghanistan one year ago, has his sights set on the next chapter of his life.

Even as he continues rehabilitation at Walter Reed Naval Hospital, Cpl. Brown is doing the things he has always loved to do, despite now being a double amputee.

"My first successful duck hunt ... Tim McNealy went out on the river in the Mid-South and got on the Mississippi and had a good hunt and had a great time," said Cpl. Christian Brown.

Cpl. Brown had another surgery before heading home to Munford for the holidays.

"Therapy is every day," he said. "Brain fitness, training, or physical therapy or to work with my particular injuries."

In addition to therapy and hunting, Brown is also working to find a space where his new smart home can be built.

A benefit concert was held in November by CSI and Forrest Gump actor Gary Sinise, and his Lt. Dan Band, to raise the money to build the smart house to help Cpl. Brown live a more independent life.

"They are going to continue to fund raise. We're not there yet but we're working every day toward that," said Cpl. Brown. "Looking at different areas that I can use property-wise. They're predominantly in Tipton County."

In December 2012, Corporal Brown lost both his legs in an IED blast in Afghanistan. He earned a Purple Heart and a Silver Star. Now, the Munford native is starting his own nonprofit organization to help other wounded veterans enjoy the outdoors the way he does.

"It's going to be called Gunslinger Outfitters," he explained. "Take wounded vets on handicapped guided hunts and have a place for them specifically."

To stay up to date on the latest from Cpl. Christian Brown, click here: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Support-LCPL-Christian-Brown-USMC-Combat-Wounded/294258117278988.

To learn more about Gunslinger Outfitters and how you can help, click here: https://www.facebook.com/GunslingerOutfitters.

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