SSG Earl Granville
Mission Accomplished on December 22, 2012
Army SSG Earl Granville was on his third deployment when a roadside bomb left him with severe leg injuries in Zormat, Afghanistan, on June 3, 2008. While returning to the Forward Operating Base after a mission, SSG Granville, the gunner of the vehicle at the time, was thrown from the vehicle when a roadside bomb exploded, killing 2 of the other passengers.
Landing unconscious in a ditch, SSG Granville awoke to find the team medic working to stabilize him for Medevac transport to a Combat Support Hospital. Later transferred to Bagram for surgery, SSG Granville was eventually sent to Landstuhl, Germany where his left leg was amputated.
Arriving at Walter Reed Army Medical Center in mid-June, he spent nearly two months as an in-patient before being released for therapies and treatments. Additional surgery was performed on SSG Granville’s right foot 18 months after his initial injuries, requiring additional time spent at Walter Reed. He continues receiving treatment at this time.
SSG Granville enjoys spending time with his young daughter, Alexandria. He is a member of the USA Warriors Sled Hockey Team and enjoys participating in many adaptive sports. A Business student at Lackawanna College, Earl is looking forward to living in a specially adapted home that will help him focus on his recovery and his future.
When asked what he would like to say to those who helped make his Homes for Our Troops home a reality, SSG Granville shared the following; "A specially adapted house will help my family and me by making my day to day living so much easier and will help get more of my independence back. Thank you for your time and effort, and for helping our wounded veterans and giving them so much."