Marine Corporal Justin McLoud, a triple amputee, will receive the second Homes for Our Troops (HFOT) home funded by Missouri’s credit unions. The home will be built in Festus, Missouri, and McLoud will live there with his wife, Amber, and their toddler son, Desmond.
The 23-year-old Missouri native was serving in his third deployment when he was injured by an IED blast. While on foot patrol in Afghanistan on December 10, 2010, the IED explosion caused traumatic amputations of his legs and required the eventual amputation of his left arm due to severe injuries. After being stabilized, Cpl. McLoud was flown to Germany and spent five weeks there before being transferred to Balboa Hospital in San Diego, California. To date, he has endured more than fifty surgeries.
Cpl. McLoud grew up in Cedar Hill and graduated from Hillsboro High School.Together with his wife and son, Cpl. McLoud currently lives in San Diego while he continues rehabilitation. He and Amber look forward to returning home and the independence an accessible home from Homes for Our Troops and Missouri credit unions will provide.
Due to credit union staff, volunteers and members’ fundraising efforts, the Missouri Credit Union Association has reached our Mission Partner fundraising goal to fund the construction of this specially-adapted home.
Video Links: To see a Homes for Our Troops video of Justin and his wife, Amber, click here.