SGT JEFFREY ADAMS

Elbert, CO

Project Completed on June 25, 2011

Jeffrey Adams

Army Sergeant Jeffrey Adams lost both of his legs due to injuries sustained while deployed to Afghanistan in August 2009. While on his second deployment, SGT Adams was returning to base from the Pesh River Valley when the Mine Resistant Ambush Protected (MRAP) Vehicle he was riding in ran over an improvised explosive device (IED).

Pulled from the damaged vehicle, SGT Adams has no recollection of what happened prior to or after the blast. Transported to the hospital in Bagram, surgeons amputated his right leg before airlifting him to Landstuhl, Germany and finally to Walter Reed where his left leg was amputated as well.

SGT Adams loves hockey and having grown up in Flint, Mich., is a dedicated Detroit Red Wings fan. He would like to thank everyone who made his specially adapted home a reality, saying it means more to him than words can say.