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SGT Mark Ecker II

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Uploaded on May 29, 2009

http://www.homesforourtroops.org/ecker - In February 2007, while deployed to Iraq, Army SGT Mark Ecker II, a Team Leader, was critically injured. While leading his squad on foot under the cover of darkness to a neighborhood expected to be housing suspected insurgents, a command detonated IED hidden in a cinderblock wall changed his life forever.

SGT Ecker suffered severe shrapnel wounds as well as the loss of both of his legs as a result of the explosion. After being stabilized in Landstuhl, Germany SGT Ecker was transported to Walter Reed Army Medical Center where he remained for the next 9 months, his family by his side.

SGT Mark Ecker is presently living in a rented home that is not handicapped accessible. This proves a great challenge as he continues his therapies to learn to become more mobile on his prosthetic legs. With dreams of one day becoming a prosthetic engineer, Mark would like to help make life a little easier for someone else who is facing the difficulties he faces every day.

Please consider helping Homes for Our Troops provide SGT Mark Ecker with a home that will accommodate his needs and enable him to concentrate on recovery and his future.

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