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Staff Sergeant

Brent Nadjadi

Military Branch

Army

Location

New York

Build Completion

October 4th, 2022

Warrior Story

Like many high school grads, Staff Sergeant Brent Nadjadi needed to do something next. Sensing junior college wasn’t right, he decided to follow in the bootsteps of his twin brother, Derick, and enlist in the United States Army.

In 2008, SSG Nadjadi found himself far from his small hometown of Bath, New York, and at Fort Bragg, NC, for basic training as a heavy-equipment operator. A year later, SSG Nadjadi stepped onto the soil of eastern Afghanistan. His unit, 161 ES, 27th Engineer Battalion, was immediately ordered to conduct a two-day route-clearing operation. While he wasn’t supposed to be on the mission, SSG Nadjadi stepped up and joined them.

“Clearing bombs off roadways creates a safe path for forces and citizens, and also creates a great sense of service and camaraderie,” said SSG Nadjadi. On September 13, 2010, day two of the mission, an Improvised Explosive Device struck his up-armored vehicle. In an instant, everything went black. Days later, SSG Nadjadi woke up at the Landstuhl Regional Medical Center in Landstuhl, Germany. Unsure of where he was, he was set at ease when he saw his friend, one of four passengers in his vehicle, safe beside him.

The incident left SSG Nadjadi with multiple fractures in his legs and feet, a crushed vertebra, broken spine, and broken jaw during the incident. With his deployment over, he returned to the United States for ongoing treatment and rehabilitation. After a year and a half of ongoing medical care and surgeries, his left leg had not progressed, leading to a difficult decision to amputate it below the knee. After spending three long years at Walter Reed Medical Hospital, SSG Nadjadi retired from the U.S. Army in April 2013, proving to be the most difficult thing he’s ever done. Determined to find a new purpose in life, SSG Nadjadi found a love of fitness and adaptive sports, which motivated him to be a player and board member of the USA Patriots “America’s Amputee Softball Team.” Nine years into his fitness journey, SSG Nadjadi noticed a gradual decline in bone and tissue in his right leg, ultimately leading to its amputation in March 2020. “I might not have my legs, but I’m still here. I chose to live a life thankful for the blessings I still have.” says SSG Nadjadi.

Today, SSG Nadjadi is a police officer for the Village of Canisteo Police Department. When not helping his community, he enjoys spending time with his family, playing corn hole, golfing, and hand cycling. He also takes great pride in helping others accomplish their goals.

In 2022, Jared Allen’s Homes for Wounded Warriors and national partners were proud to give SSG Nadjadi a mortgage-free, accessible home in his hometown so he can focus on doing what he loves most while living the American Dream in his own home.

Please take a moment to honor SSG Nadjadi’s service and sacrifice by signing his guest book and leaving a message of support below. Consider donating today to help JAH4WW continue its mission of supporting combat-wounded Veterans. Your generosity makes a difference.

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ACCESSIBLE FEATURES

TAILORED SPECIFICALLY FOR Our Veterans

PULL DOWN SHELVES

Veterans with eye related injuries and amputees can struggle with high cabinet shelving. Pull down shelves bring hard-to-reach items down.

APPLIANCES

Accessible appliances have features that include upfront controls, one hand operation, are easy to open and require no more than five pounds of pressure.

ZERO THRESHOLD DOORWAYS

Wider doorways with maneuvering space and zero threshold clearances make entrances that are designed to open doors for everyone.

BARRIER FREE SHOWERS

Custom built showers accessible for wheelchairs and comfortable for people of all abilities include grab bars, slip resistant floors and seating.

ACCESSIBLE COUNTER TOPS/SINKS

Lower countertops accommodate wheelchair users, allow for ease of use and are free of sharp edges. Sinks include knee clearance, space below and shallower depths.

PERSONALIZATION

Our homes are 100% accessible and include customizations for the veteran’s pastimes, interests and lifestyle such as flagpoles, dog houses, and hobby spaces.

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Since 2009, we have been deeply grateful for the generous contributions that have enabled us to build accessible, mortgage-free housing for Veterans wounded in combat. The resilience and determination of these Veterans has inspired our foundation’s mission; but your support allows us to continue Serving Those Who Serve Us.

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