Sergeant First Class Chris Corbin

Sergeant First Class Chris Corbin

Military Branch: United States Army Special Forces
Location: North Carolina
Build Completion: May 2018

Sergeant First Class Chris Corbin entered military service in July 1995. Prior to becoming a Green Beret with the 7th Special Forces Group (Airborne), he served in various Army units such as the 3rd Brigade, 82nd Airborne Division (1995-1999), and the 1st Battalion, and 75th Ranger Regiment (1999-2002). On February 17th, 2011, Corbin was on his third tour to Afghanistan in support of Operation Enduring Freedom (OEF). That day, he was on patrol with his Operational Detachment Alpha (ODA) through a village in the Helmand Province, when he stepped on an Improvised Explosive Device (IED) and suffered injuries to both legs resulting in a bilateral, below-the-knee (Bilat BK) amputation.

After stabilization, Corbin was immediately sent to Walter Reed Army Medical Center where he underwent several surgeries, after which, he embarked upon what was thought to be a long road to rehabilitation. On July 15th, 2011, less than five months after his injury, he was medically cleared to Return to Duty (RTD) with the 7th Special Forces Group (A).

On March 24th, 2012, 13 months after his injury, Chris, with his Green Beret father, Master Sergeant Nelson Corbin, ran his first 5K race to benefit the Fisher House on Eglin Air Force Base. His determination and will coupled with the support and motivation provided by his father and teammates enabled Chris to finish his first race in 27 minutes and 34 seconds.

MSG Corbin continues to motivate others by leading by example, and always pushing further ahead. JAH4WW was pleased to partner with the Army Ranger Lead the Way Fund to build this hero an injury specific, accessible, mortgage-free home in North Carolina in honor of his service and sacrifice to our country.

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Chris Corbin Ground Breaking

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Ground Breaking

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Hospital Corpsman Thomas Henderson

Hospital Corpsman Thomas Henderson

Military Branch:  US Navy
Location: Texas
Build Completion: 2017

Navy Hospital Corpsman Thomas Henderson, 8404 Field Medical Technician, bravely served our country for four years and three months. He attended Naval Hospital Corps School and received specialized training in North Carolina before attaching to the 3rd Battalion 6th Marines at Camp Lejeune. He was deployed to Helmand Province, Afghanistan as an HN in January 2010. While in Afghanistan, HN Henderson was awarded his FMF device for his service with 3/6.

With just a short time left on his tour HN Henderson accepted a volunteer assignment with 3/6 Lima Company after one of their Corpsmen was injured by sniper fire. On July 4, 2010 – a week before his 21st birthday – HN Henderson was struck by 45 pounds of homemade explosives due to a remote detonated IED blast while on a routine Security Patrol. Through the combined efforts of his CLS trained Marines, a fellow Corpsman, and a timely Army Med-Evac chopper, HN Henderson made it safely to the Camp Bastion Hospital in Helmand Province, and from there endured a five-day journey to NNMC Bethesda.

Corpsman Henderson sustained critical injuries in the explosion, including the loss of his right leg above the knee, nerve damage along the left side of his body, major loss of motor function in his left arm and hand, and moderate traumatic brain injury. His injuries left him hospitalized for three months.

Corpsman Henderson then transferred to SAMMC in San Antonio, TX where he would spend the next two years undergoing extensive physical therapy and a total of 37 surgeries. He was finally medically released from service as an HM3(FMF) on Sep 28, 2012.

Today, Thomas is working towards a bachelor’s degree in Biomedical Engineering, with aspirations to get a master’s degree in Prosthetics and Orthotics devices so that he may continue to help individuals throughout his life. Mr. Henderson resides in Forney, TX and is engaged to Ashtian. They have a son, Rowan Elic Henderson, who was born on May 08, 2016.

Jared Allen’s Homes for Wounded Warriors has purchased a home in Texas for Corpsman Henderson and will remodel it later this year through our partnership with the Central South Carpenters Regional Council to make it 100-percent accessible, built specifically for his needs.

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Thomas Henderson – Navy from Patriotic Restoration

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Corporal Kyle Moser

Corporal Kyle Moser

Military Branch: United States Marines
Location: Illinois
Build Completion: May 2019

In 2010, Corporal Moser joined the United States Marines and served in the Echo Company. During that time, he quickly gained a reputation as a hard-working, intelligent, and ambitious leader who was always willing to help those around him.

In November of 2011, while on foot patrol in Afghanistan, Cpl Moser sustained critical injuries after stepping on an improvised explosive device (IED) – including the loss of both legs and injuries to his right hand.

Despite his life-altering injuries, CPL Moser has moved forward with a positive outlook and a growing family. Since moving into his injury specific, accessible mortgage-free home Chris and his wife welcomed a daughter into the world.

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Kyle Moser’s Key Ceremony

*NEW POND* for US Marine Corps Veteran!!

Medix Supports Jared Allen’s Homes for Wounded Warriors Groundbreaking Ceremony

Cpl. Kyle Moser White Heart

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Ground Breaking

Key Ceremony

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Corporal Jed Morgan

Corporal Jed Morgan

Military Branch: United States Marine Corps
Location: Oregon
Build Completion: January 2017

After graduating from Liberty High School in 2008, Corporal Jed Morgan joined the Marines in 2009. On December 17, 2011, he married Anna Morgan and, three months later, was deployed to Afghanistan. On June 21, 2011, Jed was critically injured in an IED explosion in Afghanistan. As a result, he lost both of his legs. He sustained several other injuries, including a full loss of 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. He was then transferred to San Diego, California, for additional therapy and treatment.

On January 27, 2017, Jared Allen’s Homes for Wounded Warriors and the White Heart Foundation provided a new custom-built, mortgage-free, accessible home for the Morgan family in Oregon.

Thanks to everyone who donated and participated in the home build, CPL Morgan and his family now live in a comfortable and safe home.

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JAH4WW – The Stories

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Sergeant First Class Cory Remsburg

Sergeant First Class Cory Remsburg

Military Branch: United States Army
Location: Arizona
Build Completion: March 2015

United States Army Sergeant First Class Cory Remsburg was injured October 1, 2009, when his platoon hit a roadside bomb in Afghanistan during his 10th deployment to the Middle East. Remsburg suffered a penetrating head wound with shrapnel lodged in his brain, sending him into a coma for over three years. After undergoing dozens of surgeries and years of rehabilitation, Remsburg has made a miraculous recovery; however, he is still blind in his right eye and partially paralyzed on his left side.

After hearing of his incredible story, Jared Allen’s Homes for Wounded Warriors teamed up with The Army Ranger Lead the Way Fund to purchase and remodel a home designed specifically with his injuries in mind. In March of 2014, thanks to the hard work of many incredible supporters and sponsors, we were able give Cory the keys to his new 100-percent accessible, mortgage-free home. The home, which includes a wheel in pool for Cory’s rehab, a therapeutic spa as well as a guest home for his caregiver, helps to remove an element of stress so that Cory can focus on his recovery.

Since receiving his home Remsburg has made amazing strides in his quest for independence. Recently he competed at both the Valor Games and the DoD Warrior Games and earned 6 medals. Even after his injury Cory Remsburg continues to ‘lead the way

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Army Ranger Cory Remsburg lives life to the fullest and does not quit | SC Featured Tom Rinaldi chronicles the journey of wounded Army Ranger Cory Remsburg, who will be competing in the Warrior Games after earning the respect of former President Barack Obama.

The Story of Sergeant First Class Cory Remsburg & President Obama

WOUNDED ARMY RANGER CORY REMSBURG PROFILE
Pamela Brown talks to wounded veteran Cory Remsburg the soldier profiled in the President’s State of the Union address.

Pro Football Hall Of Fame Honor Cory Remsburg
The Pro Football Hall of Fame has a long standing relationship with honoring the men and woman who serve over country, in uniform. This past Friday, the Hall paid homage to Army Ranger Sergeant First Class Cory Remsburg and his family.

Injured Ranger Cory Remsburg gets SOTU spotlight

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COREY REMSBURG COMMENCEMENT

COREY REMSBURG RIBBON CUTTING

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Sergeant John Ricketts

Sergeant John Ricketts

Military Branch: Army
Location: Arizona
Build Completion: 2015

United States Army Sergeant John Ricketts was injured in May of 2010, while serving as a gunner for the 101st Airborne Division in Afghanistan. His vehicle was blown up by an improvised explosive device during a routine convoy patrol of a mountainside. The homemade roadside bomb ripped the cab off the heavy truck carrying John and three other soldiers, and sent it flying off the edge of a cliff.

His brain injury was so severe that at first, he was not expected to ever walk or talk again. The doctors focused mainly on the brain injury. So, the bones in John’s feet and ankles calcified. After learning to walk and stand with much pain, Ricketts decided to have his legs amputated below his knees. He now has prosthetics, and his dream is to compete in an off-road marathon involving a run through the desert, a mountain-bike race, and a competitive swim.

In July of 2014, Jared Allen’s Homes for Wounded Warriors closed on a home for Ricketts in Phoenix, Arizona and will be remodeling it so that he can fully function within the home either in his wheelchair or prosthetics.

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