Elizabeth, CO

Mission Accomplished on August 28, 2010


Marine Lance Corporal Kade Hinkhouse was in Ramadi, Iraq in October 2005 patrolling on a late night mission, when the vehicle in which he was riding in was hit by a dual stacked improvised explosive device (IED). The vehicle exploded, ejecting LCpl Hinkhouse and leaving him near death with injuries including a depressed skull fracture, collapsed lungs and a severe leg injury.

Airlifted to Landstuhl, Germany it was determined that his right leg required amputation and 45 percent of his skull needed to be removed in order to alleviate the swelling, and to allow his brain to heal. Upon returning to the United States, LCpl Hinkhouse spent several months at Bethesda Naval Medical Center before transferring to Walter Reed Army Medical Center where he spent more than a year and a half recovering from a cranial plastic surgery to repair his skull, and enduring countless hours of rehabilitation.

Kade is pleased to be living in Colorado near family. He enjoys hunting, fishing, camping and pretty much anything that has to do with being outdoors. He is a member of a shooting team and aspires to one day get involved with the US Paralympics Shooting Team. Kade’s goal is to further his education, possibly becoming an X-Ray Technician.

He and his wife Becky have recently started a family. The gift of a specially adapted home allows him to spend more time with his wife and children. Homes For Our Troops is proud to have presented this home to Kade and Becky on August 28, 2010.