Who You Can Help - The Heckendorn Family

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Former U.S. Marine & Army Sergeant

Bruce Heckendorn (Veteran)

"I was a member of a route clearance unit in Afhganistan which was constantly mortared and dealt with high stress situations 24/7. In 2013 I suffered serious injuries my vehicle was struck by an improvised explosive device (IED) and I was thrown 15 feet down to the ground."

Home: Montgomery, Texas
Service-Connected Disability: PTSD, damage to both knees, achilles tendons and lower legs
Deployment: Operation Enduring Freedom (Afghanistan)
Last Military Assignment: Squad Leader, 321st Engineer Company
Immediate Family: Self, wife, and four children
Personal Interests: Hunting, golf
Current Medical Care: On-going treatment for PTSD.
Current Situation: My family currently has no income as I was medically retired in September 2014 and do not expect my VA disability income to start before January 2015. My wife has also applied for a caregiver stipend that should begin about the same time. Our son was injured in a very serious accident in Dec 2013 and remained hospitalized for several months, and all of our savings and income has gone to helping helping him. Rebuild Hope assistance will help us pay our basic living expenses - utilites, food and gasoline.


Requested:    $2500 Received: Grant*


* Honored: Rebuild Hope provides emergency funds upfront in excess of actual donations.

The Heckendorn family joined Rebuild Hope in 2014.

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