SGT JONATHAN ROBERTS

Waxhaw, NC

Mission Accomplished on June 13, 2008

Jonathan Roberts

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 parent’s put him in a nursing home. Even though many nurses, therapists and doctors gave up on Jon, his parents refused. By God’s grace Jon is now starting to talk again and is walking with assistance.