SPC FRANK PIERSON

Plainfield, IL

Mission Accomplished on Nov. 13, 2010

Frank Pierson

Army Specialist Frank Pierson was four months into his first deployment when he lost both legs after his vehicle came under attack in Baghdad, Iraq, in March 2008.

While returning to his Forward Operating Base (FOB), SPC Pierson saw a flash of light on the road and felt an intense rumbling as an explosively formed penetrator (EFP) tore through the vehicle he was driving. Immediate first aid measures were taken to stabilize SPC Pierson who sustained leg amputations above and below the knee as well as additional injuries. Transported to a local hospital, he was later airlifted to Landstuhl, Germany and finally to Walter Reed where he spent 19 months enduring surgeries and therapies while recuperating.

SPC Pierson and his wife Arielle Carroll-Pierson were married less than a year at the time of his injuries. They have been building their new life together with a grateful attitude, thankful for each day together. Frank looks to the future with hopes to assist local military families. He would like to help make their lives a little easier while they cope with the ups and downs of living with the unknowns of deployments.

One day, this Chicago Black Hawks fan would like to attend school and study automotive specialty electronics and upholstery. SPC Pierson is grateful to be living in a home that not only alleviates his worries of where he will raise his family, but allows him to return to civilian life and move ahead to the future.

Homes For Our Troops is proud to have donated this specially adapted home to SPC Frank Pierson on Nov. 13, 2010. Thank you to everyone who donated supplies, labor, and money to this project.