SPC David Mayer
Army SPC David Mayer was on his second deployment when he lost both of his legs when the convoy he was riding in was attacked in Al-Hillah, Iraq on March 14, 2008. On route to a mission in Baghdad, SPC Mayer's vehicle was struck by an Explosively Formed Penetrator, causing SPC Mayer, to be thrown into the gunner's cage, severely injured by shrapnel. David and two other soldiers suffered serious injuries leaving each of them a bilateral amputee. Airlifted to Landstuhl, Germany, SPC Mayer was later transported to Walter Reed Army Medical Center where he remains at this time, undergoing therapies and treatments.

A fan of cryptography, David would like to return to school and has hopes to open his own business in the future. He is a member of the VFW, American Legion, the American Legion Riders, and the Patriot Guard.

When asked how living in a specially adapted home built by Homes for Our Troops would change his life SPC Mayer stated, "This home will stabilize me so that I can go to school and work and get on with my life. One of my biggest worries has been trying to locate accessible housing and Homes for Our Troops is taking that worry away. Thank you for doing this... it changes lives and it helps injured service members cope when they see that there are people who care."
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