SGT Marcus Kuboy joined the Minnesota National Guard 3 years ago and since joining has been on active duty for most of that time. In March, 2007, Marcus was wounded in a humvee explosion while serving in Iraq.
His multiple wounds consist of both of his legs being damaged to the point where he can walk only for short periods of time and only with assistance of a walker. The rest of the time, Marcus relies on a wheelchair. He also suffered TBI (Traumatic Brain Injury), broken arm, back and jaw are among the many injuries he has suffered.
After spending months at Walter Reed Medical Center recovering, he continues to work on his rehabilitation in a VA Rehabilitation center in St. Paul. With the help of CUNA, National Journal and Co-Op Financial Services, Homes for Our Troops will be building Marcus a home where he can live a more independent life and focus on his future.
Thank you to everyone who has supported SGT Kuboy's new home!
Thank you to everyone who came out to celebrate the ground breaking for SGT Kuboy's new home!!
Along with family members and supporters, Sgt. Kuboy digs the first shovelfuls for his new house. From left to right: Sgt. Kuboy's brother, Christopher Kuboy; Sgt. Kuboy; Sgt. Kuboy's father, Peter Kuboy; Gov. Pawlenty; Homes for Our Troops President & Founder, John Gonsalves; Republican National Convention President & CEO, Maria Cino; MnCUN President & CEO, Mark D. Cummins; Congresswoman Michele Bachmann, Credit Union National Association Vice Chairman, Kris Mecham; President of Reiling Construction, Brigid O'Malley; and Homes for Our Troops Vice President & Chief Projects Office, Kirt Rebello.