Army SSG Robert Geer

Spring Branch, TX

In 1996, inspired by a desire to give back to others, Robert Geer enlisted in the Army.

On September 28, 2011, during his fifth combat deployment, Staff Sergeant Geer was serving with Alpha Company, 1-5 INF, 25th Infantry Division as an Infantry in Panjwai, Afghanistan, when his squad was assigned to clear a compound in a suspected hostile area. While he led his squad in clearing a mud hut, two of his Soldiers stepped on IEDs, which resulted in SSG Geer receiving damage to both legs, hip, and pelvis, left arm injuries, ulnar nerve damage, major tissue damage, and other significant injuries. He was transferred to Brooke Army Medical Center. 

Robert and his wife, Angela, enjoy spending time with their adult children and five grandchildren. Robert is an avid billiards player and enjoys being a community pool league member. In his current living condition, he has to navigate multiple sets of stairs and narrow doorways that are challenging due to balance and stability issues from his injuries.

A specially adapted custom HFOT home in an open layout will allow Robert to feel safe and secure, with single-floor access to every room. “Just having a place with more living space will help with my anxiety,” he says. “Where we live currently, I don’t have an escape when I feel overwhelmed.” He’s looking forward to the shower bench, grab bars, and therapy tub, among other features that will support his daily needs in his new home.

Originally from West Virginia, Rob is choosing to build his home in Texas for the Veteran-friendly atmosphere.

Robert and Angela would like to express their gratitude to HFOT donors and supporters. “Thank you! Knowing that so many of you are helping injured Soldiers is wonderful. I will make it my life’s goal to ensure that I help the next generation of HFOT home recipients by giving back to the organization that helping change my life for the better.”

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