Robert Russell Jones
Branch of Service:
Marine Corps, Sergeant, 5 years
Brief Service History prior to service related injury:
Combat Engineer with Bravo Company, 4th CEB.Parris Island for boot camp, first deployment to Habbaniyah, Iraq, Jan 2008-Aug 2008.Second deployment to Afghanistan, April 2010 – July 2010, wounded in July 2010.
Description of Injury Event, including date and location:
On foot patrol on July 22, 2010, I was attempting to execute my duties as a combat engineer, and clearing a route through a danger area when I initiated an IED in Sangin, Afghanistan.
Description of Injuries:
Double above knee amputations.
Brief history of recovery:
Bethesda Naval Hospital from July-August 2010, Walter Reed Army Medical Center August 2010-December 2011
Any prior motorcycle riding experience if any:
I owned a Triumph Speed Four in 2009, but no motorcycle experience since my injury
Future plans and how receiving this gift may affect you and your family:
My future plans are to continue to spread my message that wounded veterans are still capable of staying in the fight and contributing to America by speaking, and doing physical challenges.