SFC Jacque Keeslar
Mission Accomplished on Nov. 19, 2011
While on a mission to eliminate a local terrorist cell in Al Anbar Province on June 27, 2006, Army Sergeant First Class Jacque Keeslar was thirty days from the completion of his 12-month tour in Iraq when he was severely injured by an explosion. The improvised explosive device (IED) that was detonated directly underneath his Stryker, pinned him in the vehicle’s gun station and pulverized his legs. After an initial evacuation by Blackhawk helicopter to an Army field hospital, SFC Keeslar awoke to find himself in Walter Reed Army Medical Center, and learned he had lost both legs.
Now medically retired, Jacque is currently pursuing a degree in golf management, with plans to graduate the winter of 2015. He earned his associates degree as planned and is now perfecting his golf skills.
Thanks to donors across the country, Homes For Our Troops was proud to build and donate a specially adapted home to Jacque and his wife Vanessa on November 19, 2011. They say their home is the largest gift they have ever received. “The home has helped us to recreate ourselves,” Vannessa says.