23 Nov MSG George Vera Receives All-Terrain Tracked Wheelchair
Master Sergeant (MSG) George Vera was briefly in the 101st Airborne, then went through Special Forces training. Over the next decade, more than 10 deployments around the globe saw him on the front lines of the battle for freedom.
During his fifth deployment to Afghanistan, MSG Vera was attached to the Combined Joint Special Operations Task Force-Afghanistan. In the first week of August 2015, a group of insurgents attempted to overrun the camp where he was assigned. At the end of the hour and a half long gun battle, MSG Vera was shot four times suffering a spinal injury that left him paralyzed from the waist down. After extensive and repeated surgeries, MSG Vera continues his rehabilitation.
Thanks to patriotic supporters, Soldier’s Wish was able to partner with Rocket Mobility to give MSG Vera an all-terrain tracked wheelchair at the Tree Town Festival in Forest City, Iowa, in May of 2016.
The all-terrain tracked wheelchair will allow MSG Vera to continue the outdoor activities he loves so much. We cannot replace what he lost, but together we can give him something to look forward to as he continues his rehabilitation program