CPL JEREMY STENGEL
Mission Accomplished on May 21, 2011
On Jan. 31, 2007, Marine Corporal Jeremy Stengel lost his left leg and sustained severe muscle and nerve damage to his right leg when an improvised explosive device (IED) struck his vehicle while on a route-clearing mission, in Iraq. What started as a typical day found Cpl Stengel and his comrades up before dawn, performing an IED sweep of the main supply routes in the area. With his vehicle acting as the rear security, Cpl Stengel and three additional Marines were the last in the procession when they struck an IED.
Cpl Stengel plays wheelchair basketball and is an avid SCUBA diver. He is a member of the VFW post in his hometown, Waterford, Wis. In 2018, he graduated from Bryant and Stratton College with a degree in occupational therapy and he now works at a nursing home/rehab facility. He was inspired to pursue the field after going therapy during his recovery himself. He and his wife Georgia are busy raising their young son, Leo.
Jeremy is grateful for those who are helped make his life easier. “For a group of people to do this for returning injured Veterans, you are true Americans. Thank you.”
Homes For Our Troops is proud to have presented Jeremy with his home on May 21, 2011.