SPC Kevin Pannell





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http://www.homesforourtroops.org/pannell - Army Spc. Kevin Pannell was serving in Iraq with the 1st Cavalry Division when he was severely injured on June 13, 2004. Kevin's 12-man unit was on a routine foot patrol in a dangerous area of central Baghdad when he was ambushed in an alleyway.

Pannel heard two "clinks" behind him. He said the sounds were from grenades, thrown by insurgents, landing at his feet. One of the grenades rolled against his right foot and exploded, knocking him down and ripping his legs apart.

After tourniquets were applied by his fellow soldiers, he was transported in a Humvee to the 31st combat support Hospital in Baghdad's Green zone. He was eventually transported to Walter Reed Army Medical Center, where he underwent 13 operations including the amputation of both of his legs; one below and one above the knee.

Kevin is currently living in an apartment, with his wife Danielle and son Hunter, that is not accessible at all. Help us build him a home that will accommodate his needs and enable him and his family to concentrate on recovery and their future.


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