CPL Jeffery Williams
Mission Accomplished on Nov. 9, 2011
Army Corporal Jeffery Williams was on his first deployment when he was paralyzed from the chest down in an explosion in Iraq in May 2004. While on a mission supporting the Marines, CPL Williams’ platoon was hit when an improvised explosive device (IED) slammed into the HMMWV he was riding in, killing two of his battle buddies and severely injuring him and a fellow soldier. Transported to a local military hospital, then airlifted to Landstuhl, Germany, CPL Williams was later flown to Walter Reed Army Medical Center. He also received treatment at the Augusta VA spending a combined total of a year in the hospital.
Jeffery enjoys baseball and playing pool. He is a member of the Paralyzed Veterans of America. Jeffery’s future goals include going back to school and having a family.
Since receiving his specially adapted home Jeffery has become an active member of the HFOT Family, speaking at many HFOT events across the country.
CPL Williams appreciates all of the support he has received, stating, “God bless your hearts…even in times like these, it’s a good feeling knowing that there are great Americans out there willing to help.”