SPC Adam Putt
Mission Accomplished on June 22, 2019
In 2007, Army Specialist Adam Putt deployed as a rifleman with the 2nd Battalion, 3rd Infantry, 3rd Stryker Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division to Baghdad, Iraq. On Aug. 2, 2007, one month into his deployment, he was in an improvised explosive device (IED) explosion. The blast killed several of SPC Putt’s squad members, and severely injured him and others, including fellow HFOT Veterans Michael Gower and Oscar Guerra. SPC Putt lost both legs as a result of the blast.
Now medically retired, Adam enjoys painting, reading, and practicing Brazilian Jiu Jitsu with his son. He is also involved with Honoring America’s Warriors, an organization that provides military honors at funerals and helps Veterans adjust to civilian life.
Adam usually wears his prosthetics throughout the day, but when at home he prefers his wheelchair. He says having a wheelchair-accessible home from Homes For Our Troops is a blessing. He especially enjoys having an adapted bathroom and kitchen. His wheelchair could not fit in several rooms in his previous home, which made it difficult to do daily, routine activities such as showering or preparing a meal.
Adam’s greatest concern in his previous home was being able to provide for his wife Tiffany and their two sons. Because of his injuries, Adam felt like he was not able to fulfill this role. He says receiving a home adapted to his injuries mitigates this worry and enables him to focus on finishing his degree in biology.
Originally from Oklahoma, Adam and Tiffany chose to remain in the state and had their home built outside Oklahoma City for the area’s excellent school district.
Adam is grateful to HFOT’s supporters and donors who contributed to his build and says the home is a way for him to move forward. “Injured Veterans lose their mission and goals, not just limbs. In this home I have regained my freedom and independence, allowing me to carry on another mission,” he says.
- The Oklahoman, Jan. 12, 2019 One thing retired U.S. Army Spc. Adam Putt looks forward to in his new home is the spacious dining room, which he said will simplify family holiday gatherings. That’s not easy right now, he said, with so many people in the extended family for him and his wife, Tiffany Putt. Thanks to Homes For Our Troops, a Massachusetts-based nonprofit that builds and donates homes to post-9/11 veterans, Putt and his family not only will get a new home, but one equipped specifically for his needs. Read more.
- Oklahoma’s News 4, Jan. 6, 2019 It was nearly 12 years ago now when army specialist Adam Putt’s life was turned upside down. Putt lost both of his legs to an IED explosion in Baghdad. Now, medically retired, he’s had to readjust to his surroundings. Read more.