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Surprise Squad helps two-time Purple Heart recipient

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Kyle Schipritt received two purple hearts and runs a business that helps veterans. (WFSB) Kyle Schipritt received two purple hearts and runs a business that helps veterans. (WFSB)
WATERBURY, CT (WFSB) -

A two time Purple Heart recipient has dedicated his life to helping veterans improve their lives and homes after war.

National Guard Sergeant Kyle Schipritt, of Waterbury, returned from war with injuries after he sacrificed his life.

He had been deployed to Afghanistan in 2010.

Schipritt's wife Kelly said he didn't have the easiest time.

"His first injury, he got shrapnel to the back of the neck and the shoulder. Eleven days later, he was back out on the field getting injured again," said Schipritt.

Although he returned home with injuries, for which he received two Purple Hearts, he was inspired to start a home business to help others. 

Channel 3's Surprise Squad arrived at Schipritt's home to thank him for all he's done.

Schipritt's business is called Arcom Services L.L.C.

His business partner, Gilbert Bergeron, said Schipritt took initiative to create the service.

"When Kyle came to me and said, I want to partner with you, I said definitely, awesome! Veteran-owned, veteran-certified...let's do it all the way. Let's take care of our employees," said Bergeron.

The business employs veterans and also has many clients that are veterans.

Schipritt's wife said he is undoubtedly a hard worker.

"He just needs to catch a break...and he needs time for himself," said Schipritt.

She said there wasn't just one word that could sum up her husband.

"There's dedicated, loving...I mean, you need anything he's right there. He doesn't care what he has to sacrifice to make that happen," Schipritt said.

The Surprise Squad helped out the family by giving them gas cards and give cards for his business, including some Toys R' Us gift cards for their two young kids.

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