Military Branch: United States Marines
Location: Minnesota
Build Completion: February 2015

Sergeant Colin Faust joined the United States Marines in 2009. In 2010 while on foot patrol in the northern Helmand Province of Afghanistan, Sgt. Faust stepped on an improvised explosive device (IED) and lost his left leg and severely injured his right leg and left arm.

In June of 2014, Jared Allen’s Homes for Wounded Warriors (JAH4WW) broke ground in Minnetrista, Minnesota on its first-ever, built-from-the-ground-up, accessible home for Faust. In February of 2015, JAH4WW completed its first-ever complete ground home build in Minnetrista, Minnesota for Faust. The home includes customizations including accessible bathrooms and kitchen and an elevator donated by Midwest Elevator and Drilling.

To successfully complete the build, JAH4WW partnered with North Central States Regional Council of Carpenters (NCSRCC), which included: Carpenters, Floorcoverers, Cement Masons, Title Setters, Brick Layers, Electricians, and Insulators through Homeco Insulators. Other contributors included: Wells Fargo, Semper Fi Fund, Denali Homes, and Russ Drake Construction.


  • Patty Ormson
    on November 1, 2022, 3:13 pm
    God is truly with you, guiding your journey. Thanks for sharing your witness and being such a strong warrior for Christ and your consecration to the Immaculate Heart of His loving mother!
  • Tony Faust
    on November 1, 2022, 2:21 am
    I saw you at the Vikings game yesterday. I was surprised to see the name Faust on the big screen. I'm your dads cousin Tony Faust. I wish the best for you and your family. Thanks for your service to this great nation.
  • Dan Lawrenz
    on July 4, 2021, 3:55 am
    Thank you for your service Sarge. Semper Fi!
  • Eileen Louiselle
    on July 3, 2021, 4:26 am
    Colin, I grew up with your mom and dad and had the honor to be a member of their wedding party. I feel blessed to have been part of their life. I remember the phone call I received from your mom, regarding the event that changed your live and the lives of everyone that loved you. The one thing I knew hanging up the phone with your mother was that your parents would not allow this to stop your life from moving forward in a positive, meaningful way. Your journey to a new home and starting your own family is a reflection of your resilience and I know Pat and Sonja are behind you every step of the way. God bless you!!

Event Photos

Wells Fargo Day at Colin Faust's Home Build - CLICK TO VIEW GALLERY

Ribbon Cutting Ceremony, Colin Faust - CLICK TO VIEW GALLERY

Progress Photos of Home - CLICK TO VIEW GALLERY