PFC Jesse Williamson
Jesse Williamson joined the military to be a part of a greater purpose than himself. He enlisted in the Marines and loved the brotherhood and camaraderie of serving.
On August 6th, 2009, during his first deployment, Private First Class Williamson, an Infantryman, was serving with the 2nd Battalion, 3rd Marines, when his vehicle was struck by an improvised explosive device (IED) in Bakwa, Afghanistan. The blast launched PFC Williamson out of the vehicle, causing multiple injuries including severe damage to his legs and spinal fractures. After several surgeries to save his legs, Jesse decided to have doctors amputate both.
Medically retired, Jesse enjoys golfing, motorcycles, fishing, hunting, church, school, and spending time with his wife, Stephanie, and his two stepdaughters. Though Jesse has made progress in his recovery, he still experiences challenges in his current home because it is not wheelchair accessible. He often struggles to walk up and down the stairs on his prosthetics.
Receiving a single-level, specially adapted custom Homes For Our Troops home will enable Jesse to rest and recover comfortably, giving him more time to focus on his family and pursue his goals, including finishing his degree in criminal justice. “Having an accessible home will give me structure and balance. I won’t have to worry about the little things anymore.”
Originally from Washington, Jesse is choosing to build his home in California for new opportunities.
Jesse is grateful to HFOT’s donors and supporters who will contribute to the building of his forever home. “Thank you for what you do for injured Veterans. It truly means the world to me.”