SFC Steven Holloway
Project Completed on Aug. 14, 2010
Army Sergeant First Class Steven Holloway was a patrol leader on a mission to train Iraqi Police when his team was rerouted to assist at the scene of an improvised explosive device (IED) explosion in Mosul, Iraq. After radioing for a Medevac, SFC Holloway went to the aid of a severely injured Soldier and was immediately hit by a sniper’s bullet. The Medevac he had called transported the injured Soldier and SFC Holloway as well. Arriving at the Forward Operating Base, the last thing SFC Holloway recalls is seeing the Army doctor leaning over him before falling unconscious for 10 days.
After being transported to Landstuhl, Germany, Steven underwent several surgeries before being stabilized and transported to Walter Reed and eventually, the Tampa VA Hospital. He was paralyzed from the waist down as a result of his injuries.
A youth baseball coach, Steven enjoys hunting, fishing, barbecuing, and gunsmithing. He is presently completing a gunsmithing course and has hopes to return to school to finish his degree in legal studies.
SFC Holloway and his wife, Laurie, have four children. Homes For Our Troops is proud to have presented a home to Steven and his family on Aug. 14, 2010.