Cpl Jon Schumacher
Marine Corporal Jonathan Schumacher was on his second deployment when he suffered the traumatic amputations of both of his legs and amputations on his left hand in an IED blast in Helmand Province, Afghanistan on October 30, 2011.
While on a dismounted patrol, Cpl Schumacher stepped on a buried IED along a tree line. Originally sent to support another squad that had identified multiple IED’s, Cpl Schumacher was the 7th Marine in a group of 8 Marines who crossed a muddy field and had come upon a second tree line while on their way to question individuals who had been seen with weapons in the area. After stepping on the buried IED, Jon did not immediately know the damage caused by the blast.
As his squad risked their lives while rendering lifesaving aid, he tried to assist them by verbally setting up security to prepare for the MEDEVAC. With Jon alerting his Marines to areas where he believed they would encounter additional IED’s, they rushed him to the helicopter. (It was later discovered that Cpl Schumacher was correct in his assumption of where additional IED’s were buried, no doubt saving others from harm.)
Under enemy rifle and machine gun fire, Cpl Schumacher was brought to the landing zone and airlifted to Camp Bastion where he endured the first of many surgeries. Next flown to Bagram Air Force Base he was stabilized for transfer to Landstuhl, Germany where he remained for 7 days while doctors tried to control the bleeding in his lung.
Cpl Schumacher spent two and a half months at the National Naval Medical Center in Bethesda, MD before transferring to the Balboa Naval Medical Center in San Diego. Undergoing multiple surgeries for infections, and suffering many setbacks over a five month period, Cpl Schumacher continues receiving treatment at this time and is well on the road to recovery; preparing to retire in June 2013.
- Groundbreaking- February 28, 2014
- Volunteer Day - October 18, 2014
VOLUNTEER DAY for Cpl Jon Schumacher
- About Volunteer Day: Please join us as we install the landscaping plan for the outside of this home! We begin at 9 a.m. and go until the work is done that day. Bring your work gloves and small garden tools and don’t forget sunscreen! Please RSVP
- Date: Saturday, Oct. 18, 2014
- Time: 9 a.m.
- Location: 26729 Shannon Lane, Murrieta, CA 92563
For more information on how to contribute to this project contact Community Outreach Coordinator Ashley Twigg at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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KEY CEREMONY for Cpl Jon Schumacher
About the Key Ceremony: An escort will bring Cpl Shumacher to the home site and we encourage all supporters to line the street to help welcome this veteran to his new home. The ceremony will begin at 11:00 a.m. and distinguished guests will address the audience. At the conclusion of the ceremony, Cpl Schumacher will be given the keys to his specially adapted home. After the Ceremony guests are welcome to tour the home.
What we need:
- Community Support Volunteers
- Tents, Tables, Chairs, Podium & Sound System
- Escort Coordinator
- Fund Raising Heroes Lunch Sponsor
- Bake Sale & Raffle Coordinator
- Honor Guard
- National Anthem Singer
If you have questions regarding this veteran project, email Ashley Twigg at: email@example.com.