Sgt Quentin Hamilton
Mission Accomplished on September 16, 2023
After the September 11 attacks, Quentin Hamilton felt called to serve and defend the country he loves. He enlisted in the Marines following his high school graduation as a mortarman with the 2nd Battalion, 4th Marines, and loved the brotherhood and pride he felt being a Marine. He went on his first tour in 2007 to Iraq, and deployed twice to Afghanistan in 2010 and 2011. He also went on two humanitarian deployments with the 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) to Okinawa in 2008 and Burma in 2009.
On Jan. 31, 2012, during his third combat deployment, Sgt Hamilton sustained severe damage to his left leg and other injuries when he stepped on an improvised explosive device (IED) in the NowZad District in Afghanistan. After years of dealing with intense pain, Quentin made the difficult decision to have doctors amputate his left leg.
Now medically retired, Quentin and his fiancée, Stefanie Clemons, are busy raising their young daughter, Abigail, and son, Gunner. A lover of the outdoors, Quentin enjoys hiking, biking, and swimming. His former living environment prevented him from enjoying these activities with the inability to rest and recover at home. The house was not wheelchair accessible and using crutches often became painful. “My HFOT home enabled me to be more adventurous like I once was, knowing I have a safe and secure home to return to where I can relax and recoup at night,” he says.
The freedom and independence Quentin regained in his home allows him to further his education and career. He and Stefanie are working toward opening their own RV storage business, and expanding their hobby of making American flags out of reclaimed wood. Most importantly, Quentin can help Stefanie in caring for their children in and around the home.
Originally from Iowa, Quentin chose to build his home in Texas.
Quentin and Stefanie say their HFOT home is a dream come true and they appreciate the generosity of HFOT’s donors and supporters. “Your support is doing amazing things for my fellow wounded countrymen. You are opening up these Veterans’ lives and getting them back out and doing what they love,” says Quentin.
- KTEN, Aug. 15, 2022 Home For Our Troops is a national non-profit organization that not only builds adapted custom homes for injured Veterans, but also helps to rebuild lives for people like Marine Sgt Quentin Hamilton and his family. Read more.
- The Gainesville Daily Register, Aug. 10, 2022 A national nonprofit organization will kick off the building of a specially adapted home for Marine Sergeant Quentin Hamilton on Saturday. Read more.