SSG JEREMY BREECE
San Marcos, TX
Mission Accomplished Aug. 1, 2015
On April 21 2011, Army Staff Sergeant Jeremy Breece was on a clearing operation with his unit in Panjwai, Afghanistan when he stepped on a pressure-plated improvised explosive device (IED), resulting in the loss of both legs above the knee. It was his third deployment.
After his medical evacuation, SSG Breece was brought to Kandahar and then to Landstuhl Regional Medical Center in Germany. Following his treatment there he was transported stateside to San Antonio Military Medical Center at Fort Sam Houston where he spent five weeks undergoing rehabilitative therapies.
In his specially adapted home, SSG Jeremy Breece does not have to worry about mobility issues including navigating his wheelchair through narrow hallways, riding on carpets, or reaching for cabinets that are too high. He can also navigate around the outside of the home too, so he can stay actively involved outdoors with his wife Roxann and their two sons Zachary and Seth. Having a mortgage-free home allows him to take care of his family and concentrate on school and recreational activities such as competitive cycling, mono-skiing, surfing, and kayaking. In 2018, Jeremy underwent osseointegration surgery.
Says SSG Breece, “Thanks to those who continue to help Homes For Our Troops assist injured Veterans all over the country. I love this country and I am so happy that people are here for us.”