Foundation building ‘smart home’ for triple-amputee veteran and his family

Tigard resident Wade Mitcheltree is looking forward to living in his new house, now under construction on Inez Street.

But for Mitcheltree, life is quite a bit different than it is for most people, and that means the house being built for him and his family will be a little different as well.

Mitcheltree served his country in the U.S. Army, and he bled for it. While on a tour of duty in southern Afghanistan, near Kandahar, in August 2012, he stepped on an improvised explosive device buried in the ground.