Cpl Jose Gasca
El Paso, TX
Mission Accomplished on Nov. 10, 2011
In September 2008, Marine Corporal Daniel Gasca lost both legs in an improvised explosive device (IED) explosion in Fallujah, Iraq. The vehicle he was driving was hit by a control detonated improvised explosive device (IED). As a result of the blast, Cpl Gasca sustained spinal fractures, broken ribs, a ruptured spleen, and leg injuries so severe that both of his legs required amputation.
Transported first to Ballad, he was later airlifted to Landstuhl, Germany, and finally to Walter Reed. Before receiving his specially adapted home, Daniel, his wife Angel, and their children lived in housing that was not adapted to Daniel’s injuries. They are grateful to now be living in their Homes For Our Troops home.
Daniel enjoys diving and playing golf. Daniel is active in his church and would like to further his education in the technology field, eventually becoming a systems security engineer.
Daniel is grateful to HFOT’s donors and sponsors who contributed to the building of his specially adapted home in El Paso. “Thank you for your support… it is people like you that make this country great. Seeing the many people stepping up to help makes me feel proud to know that they will always stand behind us no matter what.”