Woodbury, MN

Mission Accomplished on Aug. 16, 2008

Army Sergeant Marcus Kuboy joined the Minnesota National Guard and deployed to Iraq as a combat medic with the 2-136th Infantry, 34th Infantry Division, in February 2006. In March 2007, Marcus was wounded in an improvised explosive device (IED) blast while serving in Al Anbar Province, Iraq. His multiple wounds resulted in both of his legs being damaged to the point where he can walk only for short periods of time and only with the assistance of a walker. The rest of the time, Marcus relies on a wheelchair.

He also sustained traumatic brain injury (TBI), and a broken arm, back, and jaw. After spending months at Walter Reed Medical Center recovering, he continued to work on his rehabilitation in a VA Rehabilitation center in St. Paul, Minnesota.

With the help of CUNA, National Journal, and Co-Op Financial Services, Homes For Our Troops built Marcus a home where he can live a more independent life and focus on his future.

Since moving into his home, Marcus has earned his bachelor’s degree and is working on his master’s degree in clinical social work with a focus on Veterans and their families. He is also busy supporting organizations that work to prevent suicide. Marcus is truly moving forward on rebuilding his life.