Cpl Raymond D. Hennagir III

Cedar Hill, TX


On June 16, 2007, Marine Corporal Raymond D. Hennagir III was on his second deployment serving as a combat engineer with the 2nd Combat Engineer Battalion attached to the 2nd Battalion, 7th Marines, in Zaidon, Iraq, when he was severely injured in an improvised explosive device (IED) explosion. The blast resulted in the loss of both his legs and several fingers on his left hand.

Ray underwent more than 50 surgeries within two months before learning how to walk on prosthetics. He was awarded the Purple Heart medal.

Ray is contracted to play in the Wheelchair Basketball Federation in Greece. Prior to playing in the Greek Federation, Ray played wheelchair rugby for years, as well as 12 years of competitive wheelchair basketball. He competed in the Wounded Warrior games, where he earned four gold medals, as well as the 2019 Parapan American Games, where his team also took home a gold medal. A specially adapted custom Homes For Our Troops home will provide Ray with ample space for his wheelchair, and the home’s automatic doors and accessible kitchen will allow him to easily carry in groceries and prepare meals.

Without having the daily stress of navigating a non-adapted home, Ray will have more time and energy to put into his future plans. He attended the International College of  Broadcasting for video production and audio engineering. He hopes to have his own record label and make videos for local artists.

Originally from New Jersey, Raymond is choosing to build his home in Texas.

Raymond says he is extremely grateful to HFOT’s donors and supporters who will contribute to the building of his home. “It is support like this that truly shows that the American people have not forgotten our wounded Servicemen and women,” he says.

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