Maryland Warrior

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“This means so much to me and my family. We will never have to worry about the financial burden of finding a home that meets my needs…it will make our life a lot better and I cannot thank Homes for Our Troops enough for giving us this opportunity.”

CPL MARCUS DANDREA

Ft. Meade, MD

Marine Corporal Marcus Dandrea was on his second deployment when he lost both of his legs in an IED blast in Sangin, Afghanistan on February 24, 2011.

A member of the 2nd Radio Battalion, Cpl Dandrea stepped on an IED resulting in injuries so severe, both of his legs required amputations above the knee. Cpl Dandrea was prepared for transport and medically evacuated from a mountain top by helicopter. First treated at Camp Bastion/Leatherneck in Helmand Province, Kandahar, Afghanistan, Cpl Dandrea was airlifted to England and next to Landstuhl, Germany before arriving at Walter Reed National Medical Center in Bethesda, MD where he continues to receive treatments and therapies at this time.

Cpl Dandrea enjoys spending time with his family. He and his wife, Victoria, are expecting their fourth child. Marcus also enjoys a variety of activities including; swimming, gardening, biking, racing, aviation, the computer, and Playstation.

Cpl Dandrea says he cannot even comprehend that an organization such as Homes for Our Troops exists…an organization that will actually provide an accessible home, mortgage-free to him and his family. “This means so much to me and my family. We will never have to worry about the financial burden of finding a home that meets my needs…it will make our life a lot better and I cannot thank Homes for Our Troops enough for giving us this opportunity.”

 

 

 

 

 

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