Military Branch: United States Army
Alive Date: June 7, 2014
Build Completion: Current Build
U.S. Army Green Beret Sgt. 1st Class Joe Lowrey sustained a gunshot wound to the head during a combat tour in Afghanistan while serving with the 7th Special Forces Group on July 7, 2014. The injury occurred during Lowrey’s third military deployment, just after he and his wife, Jennifer, welcomed their fourth child.
Despite being given a small chance of survival by doctors, SFC Lowrey stayed strong through excruciating recovery and rehabilitation. After weeks at Walter Reed, Lowrey woke from his coma with a full memory. He was not out of the woods, however, as his injuries left him without movement on the left side of his body and while he has almost fully recovered his past memories his short-term memory is completely gone.
Now years removed from the incident, SFC Lowrey remains resolute and has his sights set on regaining the ability to walk on his own. Determined to “pay-it-forward,” Lowrey co-founded his own non-profit foundation aimed at helping other veterans find services, employment and other opportunities.
Jared Allen’s Homes for Wounded Warriors, along with our partners at the United Brotherhood of Carpenters and Neff Construction are building a home in Rancho Cucamonga, California specially designed by SFC Lowrey and his family, individually suited to fit his needs.
MESSAGES FROM SUPPORTERS
- AnonymousREDon January 14, 2021, 4:14 pmYoure an incredible human being. You’re story is so intense and magnificent. You’re a physical representation of try hard, die hard. You have as much strength and bravery in one breath as 100 men. You’re courage is enough to make up for half the country lacking. The world loves you for your perseverance and efforts. The energy in your soul with benefit this planet forever. You’re a warrior. You’re a hero. You’re a legend. You’re an absolute miracle. Your drive is infinitely motivational. We love you. Words aren’t enough. We all need to take note and follow your lead. Thank you
- Leslie Troy Kameryon January 11, 2021, 5:04 am"Thank for the Service " Real hero, thank for keeping us safe
- Kevin B.on January 1, 2021, 11:02 pmThanks can really never be enough for such a sacrifice to duty, to your country and I'm sure most importantly to those you served with. Hearing stories like this truly makes me wish I had more to give back to the individuals and their families that have had to sacrifice so much.
- Timon November 4, 2020, 3:37 amHello Sir. My name is Tim. I just wanted to say that even though I am not American (I’m Canadian), I thank you for your service. America as an Allie, and I’ve always been very appreciative for the bravery of your country. No doubt we are as safe a country as any, but we wouldn’t be here if it wasn’t for men and women like you. I thank you again, from the bottom of my heart, for all you did, and continue to do.
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