Army SGT Tyler Sloan

Aransas Pass, TX

Inspired to serve his country after 9/11, Tyler Sloan enlisted in the Army as an Infantryman after high school in 2003.

On February 5, 2006, Sergeant Sloan was on his first combat deployment with the 172nd Stryker Brigade Combat Team in Mosul, Iraq when he was shot in the lower abdomen by a sniper. He credits the quick response of his team with saving his life. In a coma for six days, Tyler suffered nerve damage in his left arm, back and knee complications, and internal injuries.

After three years of limb salvage, his right leg was amputated. Tyler has undergone over 43 surgeries in the past 17 years.

Tyler and his wife, Ashley, enjoy spending time with their two children, Tyler Jr., and Madison. Tyler volunteers with the local fire department and enjoys fishing and hunting. The family’s current house is wheelchair inaccessible, with narrow doorways and hallways. The bathroom is not adapted, and Tyler has fallen several times while trying to access the shower.

A specially adapted custom home from Homes For Our Troops will give Tyler the ability to safely navigate from room to room in his wheelchair. “In my current house, I’m trapped in one area if I’m out of my prosthetic,” he says. “The ability to be functional in my adapted home while in my chair would be a game-changer.” He’s also looking forward to the financial freedom of a mortgage-free home, which will allow him to spend more time with his family and pay it forward to other Veterans by giving back to the community.

Tyler is choosing to remain in Texas for the quality of life.

Tyler would like to thank HFOT donors and supporters for their generosity. “Homes For Our Troops is an amazing organization that puts the needs of Veterans and their families and caregivers first. Thank you for a home that will help me and my family for the rest of our lives.”

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