Elizabeth, CO

Mission Accomplished on August 28, 2010

In October 2005, Marine Lance Corporal Kade Hinkhouse was in Ramadi, Iraq, patrolling on a late-night mission, when the vehicle carrying him 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. The gift of a specially adapted home enables him to spend more time with his wife Becky and their children. 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 currently works at a local brewery and Becky has started a business restoring and selling antique furniture.

Homes For Our Troops is proud to have presented this home to Kade and Becky on August 28, 2010.