Captain Patrick (PJ) Glavey
Marine Captain Patrick (PJ) Glavey was one and a half months into his first deployment when he lost both of his legs in an IED blast in Helmand Province, Afghanistan on October 28, 2010. While working on a routine clearing operation with the Explosive Ordinance Disposal Team and members of the 2nd Battalion, 1st Marines, Cpt. Glavey stepped on an IED resulting in the traumatic amputations of his right leg above the knee, his left leg below the knee, and one of his fingers. Medically evacuated by helicopter, Cpt. Glavey was treated at the field hospital at Camp Dwyer before being transported to Landstuhl, Germany. PJ arrived at Bethesda Naval Medical Center within days of his injuries and remained there for nearly eight months enduring more than a dozen surgeries before being transferred to Balboa Naval Medical Center where he receives treatments and therapies at this time.
Cpt. Glavey enjoys spending time with his fiancée, Laura and spends much of his time involved with numerous veterans’ programs in the San Diego area including Veterans’ Village, Stand Down, and the Salvation Army. PJ enjoys mono-skiing, swimming, and writing. He plans to further his education in order to better provide for his future wife and family.
Cpt. Glavey is overwhelmed by the kindness, generosity, and selflessness of the American people who have helped him and his family during his recovery. “Thanks to Homes for Our Troops, I will have the opportunity to live alongside my family…assisting them in daily life rather than being a burden. This is such an amazing opportunity given the terrible incident that occurred to me. Thank you so much, I am eternally grateful.”
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