USMC Cpl. Jon Schumacher (Homes For Our Troops Project)
We attended a ground breaking event for USMC Cpl. Jon Schumacher with our oldest daughters high school club she founded for helping disabled veterans around our region. With influence from our own organization here, she named her club, The Patriot Tigers. Her club was the first of its kind in our school district, and her club was used as a model by other schools to start their own high school clubs to benefit disabled veterans.
In this image she and her club members are smiling with our hero Cpl. Schumacher. Our daughter is to the corporals immediate right "cane hand". She led this club from her Sophomore year through her Senior year in high school, and her activities touched many, from the school staff, to her own members, to the veterans she and her club served. Our younger daughter now is currently a sophomore in the same high school, she is involved heavily in The Patriot Tigers, and she will be taking over the reigns next fall as President of The Patriot Tigers. The Morris family is very proud of both our daughters.
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Marine Corporal Jonathan Schumacher was on his second deployment when he lost both legs and part of his left hand in an improvised explosive device (IED) blast in Helmand Province, Afghanistan on Oct. 30, 2011.
While on a dismounted patrol, Cpl Schumacher stepped on a buried IED along a tree line. Originally sent to support another squad that had identified multiple IEDs, Cpl Schumacher was the seventh Marine in a group of eight who crossed a muddy field and had come upon a second tree line while on their way to question individuals who had been seen with weapons in the area. After stepping on the buried IED, Jon did not immediately know the damage caused by the blast.
Photo Information for USMC Cpl. Jon Schumacher (Homes For Our Troops Project)
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