SGT JONATHAN ROBERTS

Waxhaw, NC

Mission Accomplished on June 13, 2008

On Aug.17, 2005, while serving with the XVIII Airborne Corps, Army Sergeant Jonathan Roberts was struck by an 18 wheeler in Baghdad.

Jon was on his way to pick up an officer from the airport when he rounded a corner and saw a semi-truck coming straight at him. He went to swerve and ended up hitting a tree and then being struck by the semi. After these two major jolts, Jon was rushed to a hospital in Bagdad where they performed emergency brain surgery on him.

Jon spent the next three months in a coma and his doctors recommended that his parents put him in a nursing home. Jon’s parents never gave up on their son and he is talking again and walking with assistance.