Mahomet, IL

Mission Accomplished on Jan. 23, 2010

On August 23, 2007, Army Sergeant Cameron Crouch was deployed to Iraq as part of A Co., 1/178th Infantry, when he was severely injured.

While working as part of a platoon overseeing witnesses and detainees at the Central Criminal Court in Baghdad, a rooftop caved-in, plunging SGT Crouch 70 feet to the ground. As a result of landing on his feet on a marble floor, Cameron sustained devastating injuries to both of his legs requiring nearly 20 surgeries, including the amputations of his left leg below the knee and his right leg above the knee. After first being treated in Baghdad, SGT Crouch was airlifted to Landstuhl, Germany before being sent to Walter Reed Medical Center.

His hospitalization continued at the Hines Veterans Hospital in Chicago until he was moved to Brooke Army Medical Center in Texas. An avid sportsman, SGT Crouch enjoys basketball and golf as well as skeet and pistol shooting.

On Jan. 23, 2010, Homes For Our Troops presented Cameron with the keys to his specially adapted custom home in Mahomet, Illinois. In June 2010, Cameron married his wife, Christy, and they now have two children, Jared and Olivia. The family also adopted a dog named Carlos. Cameron’s current goals are to be a good father and husband. He would also like to open a sportsman range for shooting and training people to shoot.