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Glenn Close & 'Extreme Makeover: Home Edition' Give Soldier A New Home

November 4th, 2011 9:12am EDT

Glenn CloseGlenn Close has become an guardian angel for a returning Iraq War veteran after helping secure a custom-built home for the hero.
 
The star contacted the producers of TV show "Extreme Makeover: Home Edition" and asked them if they'd be interested in helping Staff Sgt. Allen Hill, who she befriended through her work with soldiers suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder.
 
The military man, who survived a bomb blast during his tour of duty, couldn't return to his home in Kansas because it's next to a rock quarry and the noise triggered debilitating flashbacks.
 
Close says, "Every time there was an explosion he would go into a flashback, which is like a catatonic state."
 
The actress' story touched the TV show producers and they agreed to build Hill a home in one week.
 
Family and friends who gathered for the unveiling, which will air on on Friday, had to be silent for the soldier's big surprise - because loud cheering would have ruined the moment for him.
 
Close tells People.com, "The whole crowd, children included, had to be absolutely silent to give him a chance to digest what's going on. It was just amazing."

Glenn Close

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