Mission Accomplished March 26, 2011
SGT Tim “TJ” Johannsen
Army SGT Tim “TJ” Johannsen was on his second deployment when he was left a double amputee after an IED explosion in Iraq in June 2007. Shortly after a position rotation which left him as the driver of an HMMWV, SGT Johannsen’s vehicle rolled over a pressure plated IED that exploded through the floorboard, immediately amputating his right leg below the knee and his left leg above the knee. Quick reaction by the medic and medevac team saved TJ’s life as he was stabilized and transported to a local hospital before later being airlifted to Landstuhl, Germany and finally to Walter Reed Army Medical Center where he remained for 2 ½ years.
SGT Johannsen enjoys spending time with his wife Jackie and loves outdoor activities including, golf, fishing, biking and snowboarding. He likes drawing and reading as well. TJ would like to complete a Masters Program in Prosthetics and work in the field of Prosthetics, helping others who are learning to live with the daily challenges that are now his “new normal”. SGT Johannsen appreciates all of the support he has received.
He says that the assistance provided by Homes for Our Troops will be life-changing; allowing him to be more independent and comfortable in his own home.