LCpl Jason Hallett
San Diego, CA
Marine Lance Corporal Jason Hallett was one month into his first deployment when he lost both of his legs above the knees, his left arm above the elbow, and the thumb and middle finger on his left hand in an IED blast in Sangin, Afghanistan on October 23, 2010.
While clearing a compound as part of the 3rd Battalion, 5th Marines, LCpl Hallett and his squad had cleared three IED’s from the area when a 4th IED was detonated by a single step. Thrown through the air, LCpl Hallett was dug out of the rubble by his teammates who immediately began treating his severe injuries.
Under heavy fire from insurgents, LCpl Hallett was carried across an open field to the back of a small pick-up truck which transported him across the Helmand River to the closest FOB. (Forward Operating Base) Lifesaving measures prepared Jason for the medical evacuation by helicopter while the firefight escalated…it would continue for several hours. Initially treated at Camp Bastion, he was stabilized for transport to Landstuhl, Germany. Arriving stateside, LCpl Hallett was treated at Bethesda Naval Medical Center before being transferred to Balboa Naval Medical Center where he continues receiving treatments and therapies at this time.
LCpl Hallett enjoys music, all sports, and spending time with his friends. A native of Denver, Colorado, Jason has decided to call California his home after spending so much time on the sunny West Coast. He hopes to attend college and get a Bachelors degree in Information Technology followed by a Masters Degree in Accounting.
LCpl Hallett knows that a specially adapted home designed to meet his specific needs will make a big difference in his daily quality of life. He appreciates the support from the public and says knowing that he has people encouraging him during his journey has helped make his reintegration into civilian life easier. Jason stated, “Receiving this home from Homes for Our Troops will provide me a safe, accessible place to live, a place to potentially raise my family. Knowing that I won’t have to worry about where I will live in the future is a huge worry taken off of me. This home will be will be life-changing. Thank you.”
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