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25-year-old vet saves family in house fire

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Story by: Jordyn Taylor

MONROE, La. (KNOE 8 News) - Twenty-five-year old Sean Crow sits at home most days. He has ankle and back injuries received while deployed in Iraq. But last weekend, his military skills were put to the test. He saw a woman jump from a balcony to escape a house fire.

"I just knew something had to be done and there was nobody else there to help," said Crow. "Everybody was just stopped and looking and calling the cops."

She made the jump safely. However, Crow and a good Samaritan had to pull an 82-year-old disabled man out of that same house fire.

"My job was infantry in the military, so I was front lines kicking in doors, going into houses," said Crow. "I've been in hundreds of houses, not knowing what's behind the door."

Crow is now dealing with his own struggles. He said his injuries are mentally affecting him.

"It's definitely depressing because I'm real active," said Crow. "I love to run and I can barely walk right now."

He's been unemployed for nearly two years. And said he's frustrated with the government and how it has failed to support him as a veteran.

"Me and a lot of my buddies that were killed and even other buddies that were injured, the government is not wanting to give us the benefits that we deserve," said Crow.

Crow received less than three hundred dollars a month from disability.  He says his family and charity helps with bills.

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