SSG Travis Dunn

SSG Travis Dunn

Warrior Profile

Army Ranger Staff Sergeant Travis Dunn was presented with the Bronze Star Medal for Valor and the Purple Heart after being wounded in combat on December 2, 2014 in Afghanistan.

On that date, SSG Dunn and a group of Rangers with Bravo Company, 1st Battalion, 75th Ranger Regiment, and Afghan special operations soldiers were on a joint operation in Nangarhar Province when they came under attack. The group sustained six hours of direct fire engagement. Despite the assault, the unit cleared multiple insurgent-held compounds and killed more than 25 enemy fighters in addition to rescuing a wounded Ranger.

SSG Dunn showed great bravery in the exchange, closing with an armed enemy in a close ambush, as well as on three barricaded shooters. During the assault, SSG Dunn was shot in the upper torso and fell from an embankment, resulting in paraplegia.

Despite being paralyzed from the waist down, SSG Dunn remains positive. He and his wife look forward to starting a family together in Florida, and Jared Allen’s Homes for Wounded Warriors is proud to team up with the Army Ranger Lead the Way Fund and the United Brotherhood of Carpenters to provide the Dunns with a 100-percent handicap accessible home, built specifically for SSG Dunn’s needs.

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Military Rank: SSG

Home State: Florida

Build Completion: 2017

New Year, New Home for Cpl. Jed Morgan and Family

New Year, New Home for Cpl. Jed Morgan and Family

MEDFORD, Ore. – Jared Allen’s Homes for Wounded Warriors (JAH4WW) handed Marine Cpl. Jed Morgan the keys to a brand new mortgage-free, handicap-accessible home in Medford, Oregon this past Friday.

“Days like this are so special because we finally get to hand the house over to them and let them begin their new life,” JAH4WW founder and former pro football star, Jared Allen, said at the key ceremony. “Home should be your most secure spot at your most vulnerable time and that’s what we want to give these guys.”

Cpl. Jed Morgan became the eighth recipient of a new home courtesy of JAH4WW and its supporters. Three months after marrying his wife, Anna, in 2009, Cpl. Morgan was deployed to Afghanistan. On June 21, 2012, he was critically injured in an IED explosion. As a result, he lost both of his legs and all mobility in his dominant arm. Morgan spent the next 12 weeks at the Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, where he was honored with a Purple Heart for his service and sacrifice.

Despite his life-altering injuries, Cpl. Morgan has remained hopeful and positive. However, living in a home that is not handicap-accessible has made even the simplest everyday tasks extremely challenging. JAH4WW proudly teamed up with the White Heart Foundation, the United Brotherhood of Carpenters, and S&B James Construction Management to provide Cpl. Morgan, his wife, and their young daughter a home that suits their needs.

Since its inception in 2009, JAH4WW has completed handicap-accessible homes for eight injured U.S. military veterans and is in the process of building five more across the country in 2017. To stay updated on the individual veterans and upcoming builds or remodels across the country, please follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram .

JAH4WW To Hold Key Ceremony for Marine Cpl. Jed Morgan

JAH4WW To Hold Key Ceremony for Marine Cpl. Jed Morgan

Morgan GroundbreakingMEDFORD, Ore. – Jared Allen’s Homes for Wounded Warriors (JAH4WW) will hand over the keys to a brand new mortgage-free, handicap-accessible home for Marine Cpl. Jed Morgan at 9:30 a.m. local time on Friday, January 27 in Medford, Oregon.

JAH4WW founder and former pro football star, Jared Allen, will be available for interviews from 10:30-11:00 a.m. on Friday. Cpl. Morgan, along with JAH4WW Project Manager, Alex Karalexis, and JAH4WW Executive Director Dylan Vicha will also be available for interviews. Media will be allowed to walk through the home after the Morgans and Foundation executives have completed their tours. Interested media members may contact Amanda Rahtz (arahtz@thecapturegroup.com; 480-267-4176) for the private address.

Cpl. Morgan graduated from Liberty High School in 2008 and joined the United States Marine Corps the following year. Three months after marrying his wife, Anna, he was deployed to Afghanistan. On June 21, 2012, Cpl. Morgan was critically injured in an IED explosion. As a result, he lost both of his legs and all mobility in his dominant arm. Morgan spent the next 12 weeks at the Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, where he was honored with a Purple Heart for his service and sacrifice.

Despite his life-altering injuries, Cpl. Morgan has remained hopeful and positive. However, living in a home that is not handicap-accessible has made even the simplest everyday tasks extremely challenging. Jared Allen’s Homes for Wounded Warriors proudly teamed up with the White Heart Foundation, the United Brotherhood of Carpenters, and S&B James Construction Management to provide Cpl. Morgan, his wife, and their young daughter a home that suits their needs.

Since its inception in 2009, JAH4WW has completed handicap-accessible homes for seven injured U.S. military veterans and is in the process of building five more across the country in 2017. To learn more about the individual veterans and upcoming builds or remodels across the country, please visit www.HomesForWoundedWarriors.com, and follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram for JAH4WW new and updates.

U.S. Army Cpl. Cesar Garcia

U.S. Army Cpl. Cesar Garcia

Warrior Profile

Corporal Cesar Garcia enlisted in the United States Army in April 2004 to serve his country and help others. He was deployed to Southwest Baghdad in September 2004 where his life would change forever the following year. While on a mission to recover two prisoners of war on June 16, 2006, Cpl. Garcia suffered critical injuries in an explosion.

Cpl. Garcia’s unit came across the bodies of the POWs when they realized they had been rigged with explosives. During the unit’s exit, a daisy chain exploded and Cpl. Garcia sustained life-threatening injuries, including the loss of his left leg at the hip, pelvic and spinal fractures, and a traumatic brain injury. While attempting to get out, he was also shot multiple times in an ambush.

As a result of his injuries, Cpl. Garcia went into cardiac arrest. When CPR failed, his chest was opened and manually massaged and shocked to revive him. Once stabilized in Baghdad, he was transported to Germany and then to Brook Army Medical Center in San Antonio, TX. Cpl. Garcia required 42 surgeries and 18 months of neurocognitive rehabilitation to recover.

Despite having his life altered forever in combat, Cpl. Garcia has not allowed his injuries to sidetrack his goals. He currently works full-time as a Field Engineer for Sundt Construction and is working to earn his degree in Business with an emphasis in accounting and finance. He plans to continue his education by earning a Master’s degree in 2017 and enjoys his home life coaching his son’s Peewee football team.

Jared Allen’s Homes for Wounded Warriors has selected Cpl. Garcia as its next home build recipient and will build a home in Arizona that is 100-percent handicap accessible, specifically for his individual needs.

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Military Rank: CPL

Home State: Arizona

Build Completion: 2017