PFC Jesse Williamson

Fallbrook, CA

Mission Accomplished on March 30, 2024

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 experienced challenges in his former home because it was not wheelchair accessible. He often struggled to walk up and down the stairs on his prosthetics.

Receiving a specially adapted custom Homes For Our Troops home allows Jesse to rest and recover in his wheelchair, giving him more time to focus on his family and pursue his goals, including finishing his degree in criminal justice. “Having an accessible home gives me structure and balance. I don’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.”