Military Branch: United States Marine
Location: Phoenix, Arizona
Build Completion: February 2014

United States Marine Staff Sergeant Ken Champlin lost both of his legs below the knees and suffered a traumatic brain injury from an IED attack during a dismounted patrol in Al Anbar Province Iraq. Upon arriving back to his hometown of Phoenix, Arizona, Champlin quickly discovered that his living accommodations were not conducive to using prosthetics or a wheelchair.

After hearing his story, Jared Allen’s Homes for Wounded Warriors purchased a home for him. They partnered with Peak One Builders & Restoration to successfully complete the necessary remodel upgrades to make his home accessible.

The renovations include an open kitchen, widened doorways, indoor and outdoor ramps, new appliances and mounted televisions, a newly built master bedroom, wheelchair accessible bathroom, an outdoor garage, and a barbecue area.

On February 13th, 2014, SSGT Ken officially received the keys to his newly remodeled home. He will now live safely and comfortably in his own home.


  • Derek Claycomb
    on December 23, 2022, 4:08 pm
    Thank you for serving in the USMC SSgt Champlin! You were an awesome Drill Instructor! I hope you're doing well! I was a recruit in Plt. 1077, Delta Company. The SDI was (then SSgt) Church. Our grad day was Sept 9th, 2005. I would like to visit sometime, although I'm not sure if it would be possible or if you would want that.
  • Derek Claycomb
    on December 23, 2022, 4:02 pm
    Thank you for serving and being an awesome Drill Instructor Staff Sergeant Champlin!!! I hope you're doing well! I was in Plt 1077, Delta company in Parris Island, SC. Grad date Sept. 9th, 2005. SDI was Gunnery Sergeant Church. He was a SSgt at the time.
  • Diane
    on February 13, 2022, 7:39 pm
    Thank you so much for your service, I am sorry you had to be injured to protect us all but glad you got help from a great organization. Hope it has made your life easier! Love from South Dakota.

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