Jared Allen’s Homes for Wounded Warriors is proud to announce a new partnership with KB Home who is building an accessible home for a combat-wounded veteran in San Antonio, TX. KB Home and their suppliers have gifted an accessible and mortgage-free home to Master Sergeant Reese Hines. This new home will ease his daily struggles and stresses, allowing him to recover and heal in a safe space built with his injuries in mind.
MASTER SERGEANT REESE HINES
Military Branch: United States Air Force
Build Completion: February 2020
U. S. Air Force Master Sergeant Daniel “Reese” Hines was born in Charlotte, NC, on December 15th, 1980. Master Sergeant Hines grew up with a passion for playing sports, such as baseball, football, and Tae Kwon Do. After graduating high school, he attended the University of Tennessee at Knoxville. Hines struggled with classes for the first time and realized his drive to succeed had waned. He yearned for a challenge that would help prove a direction in his life that college and working 40-hour weeks could not provide.
In October of 2000, Hines took the Armed Forces Vocational Aptitude Battery (ASVAB) test and maxed the score, enabling him to select whichever career field he pursued. After carefully considering each avenue presented by the Air Force, Hines chose to enlist as an Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) apprentice. EODs are responsible for rendering safe conventional, improvised, chemical, biological, and nuclear explosive threats and providing security to the US and foreign diplomats by assisting the US Secret Service, Department of State, and other government agencies.
After being stationed and participating in competitive rugby at Eglin AFB, South Korea, Guam, and deployed to Al Dhafra AB, UAE, he was deployed to FOB Mahmuhdiyah, just south of Baghdad Iraq. During this deployment, Hines lost a close friend in action, Tony Capra, on April 9th, 2008. Three years later, while deployed in Kandahar, Afghanistan – also known as the birthplace of the Taliban – Hines was critically injured during a large, planned operation. An IED remotely detonated, and roughly 20 pounds of explosives activated less than 2 feet away from him.
His near mortal wound considered him killed in action during the initial confusion following the explosion. Hines suffered damage to both eyes, and his right eye had to be surgically removed due to extensive, irreversible injury. Additionally, his right hand was nearly severed and had to be pieced together. Unfortunately, he lost his right index finger.
Though the long list of injuries doesn’t stop there, his right wrist was fused in the blast, with some of his knuckles fused to his right hand and thumb. He suffered from a brain bleed, a traumatic brain injury, a broken jaw, ruptured eardrums, a bolt in his skull, nerve damage in his leg, and soft-tissue damage to both arms. He was also diagnosed with post-traumatic stress disorder. The former EOD troop has undergone nearly 30 to 40 surgeries post-injury. Six years later, weekly medical appointments continue, and a potential complete amputation of his right arm below the elbow is still possible.
To help make him feel safe and more independent at home, Jared Allen’s Homes for Wounded Warriors and KB Home purchased land in San Antonio, TX. They built a mortgage-free, 100% accessible, and custom home for the Hines family.
On February 21st, 2020, Master Seargeant Hines and his family received the keys to their new home. He and his wife (Kyle) are grateful for the added security and independence the home brings to their family.
MESSAGES FROM SUPPORTERS
- Cathy Teagueon November 11, 2020, 12:21 amReese, tomorrow we honor you and the generations of veterans who have taken up arms to protect those of us living stateside. Veterans Day is not just a holiday. It is a holy day in my family. Your bravery...getting up every single day to meet the challenges new and old that have changed your life since that day in Afghanistan is nothing short of amazing. Thank you for your service and sacrifice. Thank you for doing the hard stuff that comes with keeping our world safe from bad people.
- on May 27, 2020, 4:40 pmI just want to say Thank you to Reese for your service and the bravery it took to go through what you had to in your recovery. You give our family the inspiration to stand up for our country and show compassion to those in need. Again, THANK YOU SO MUCH!
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