Justin Reuber, US Army

 

Cibolo, TX

Army SFC Sept 99-July15

Justin Reuber was born in Wichita Falls, TX in June of 1980. He finished high school and joined the Army. He was stationed in Giessen Germany, Fort Campbell, KY, Ft Carson CO, Recruiting in 3rd RCTG BDE (Minnesota and Iowa), and Ft Campbell KY again. Justin was very active outdoors as an avid hunter and fisherman, as well as, playing any sport. Loved riding motorcycles and almost used a bike as primary transportation (except in the snow).

Description of Injury: Platoon was struck by a daisy chained EFP in Sadr City, Iraq on Oct 23, 2006 less than a month from returning from third tour in Iraq. Platoon suffered many injuries and loss of Platoon Leader and interpreter. The platoon received 10 Purple Hearts in the incident while losing three of four uparmored vehicles. In the future a staph infection resulted in a left leg above knee amputation.

Injuries: Left leg above knee amputation Left shoulder broken Left Elbow broken Ulnar nerve damage Limited ROM of left arm Shattered pelvis severed femoral artery skin grafts Femoral aneurysm PTSD TBI Severe depression Migraines

MC Experience: Started riding at 17 on a Yamaha XZ550 before going to a 2000 Honda CBR. After that I graduated to a 2004 Harley Davidson Fat Boy. I bought a 2012 Honda Sabre before picking up another Fat Boy and a little Sportster Iron and made it into a little 1200 bar hopper. I’ve completed both basic and advanced riders courses and have an active M endorsement even still to this day dreaming. I can no longer ride on two wheels, but I’ve always wanted to get my face back into the wind on a trike. It was the best medicine for clearing my head and always enjoyed the brotherhood riding brings as its the closest to the Army family I have. It would mean the world to me to be able to have the opportunity to ride again. I stumbled onto you guys looking at news stories. I would love the opportunity to be selected for this amazing gift.