Cedar City, UT
Mission Accomplished on Nov. 13, 2009
Army Sergeant Travis Wood sustained multiple severe injuries when a roadside bomb detonated near the truck he was driving. He had to be cut out of his harness and pulled out of the truck – with a broken back, crushed pelvis, a punctured lung and much more. The passenger of the vehicle pulled him into a nearby ditch where they waited more than an hour for a helicopter to pick them up and get them out of danger. Travis has had to endure 83 surgeries to repair his injuries.
Homes For Our Troops, with the help of Nichols Building LLC, completed Travis’ home on Nov. 13, 2009. Since then, Travis has finished his degree and is now a teacher. An avid hand cyclist, he has completed several races including the Boston Marathon, New York Marathon, and Chicago Marathon.