Marcellus, NY

Mission Accomplished on Oct. 25, 2008

Army Sergeant Jeffrey Guerin was two days short of his 22nd birthday when his life exploded before his eyes. His vehicle was ambushed and destroyed by an improvised explosive device (IED) while conducting a security patrol with the 2-5 Infantry Battalion, 25th Division. Fellow members of the small patrol aggressively fought the Taliban attackers, secured the area and began medical treatment for those injured.

Jeffrey, an invaluable member of the medical platoon, remembers almost nothing about that day. The impact of the explosion broke both his legs and shrapnel from the IED blinded him completely in his left eye and left minimal vision in his right. Jeff made his last visit to Walter Reed Medical Center on March 17, 2006.

On Oct. 25, 2008, Homes For Our Troops donated a home to Jeff. The home enables him to move freely and be more independent. Thank you to everyone who helped make this possible.