Cpl Joshua Sams

Wilmington, OH
Mission Accomplished on May 30, 2015!


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On January 12, 2012, Marine Cpl Joshua Sams was on a routine foot patrol in Kajaki, Afghanistan with his unit when he stepped on an improvised explosive device (IED), resulting in the loss of both his legs, a broken arm and a broken pelvis. Following behind three of his teammates who had just walked ahead of him without incident, Cpl Sams recalls taking a step and moments later, seeing nothing but dust around him. 


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After the blast, a feeling of weightlessness overcame him; still conscious and communicating with his team who was working on him, he was then loaded onto the helicopter for medical evacuation to Landstuhl, Germany. Joshua’s wife Lindsey took to his side immediately following the heartbreaking call alerting her of the injuries Joshua sustained on the battlefield. In the weeks and months of rehabilitation that followed, Joshua would progress on his prosthetics and eventually return to his active lifestyle.

An avid outdoorsman, Joshua enjoys hunting, fishing, four-wheeling, attending sporting events and being at the beach. He is working as a dispatcher for the Wilmington Police Department. Joshua and Lindsey are grateful for the opportunity to have received a specially adapted home suited to Joshua’s needs. Says Joshua, “Knowing for certain in a world of uncertainty that my wife and I would have a roof over our heads would bring peace of mind. Thank you to Homes for Our Troops and your supporters for what you do and stand for.


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