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U.S. Army Sergeant Tory Honda
A few years after graduating from high school, Tory Honda felt a strong calling to serve in the army. Honda served for almost seven years and was involved in combat in Afghanistan and Iraq during four different periods, sustaining very serious physical injuries in combat.
He is medically retired because of his severe injuries. He suffers from PTSD, traumatic brain injuries, and he underwent a full leg amputation. He suffers from chronic pain from many of his conditions. He gets along well with a prosthetic leg and no longer uses a wheelchair.
He was awarded with the numerous honors, including the Purple Heart, Afghanistan Campaign Medal, National Defense Service Medal, and GWOT Service Medal.
Tory focuses on therapy to help him cope and continue making improvements. He enjoys the outdoors, which helps him mentally and physically. Currently, he and his wife Marisela live in the Chicago area and would like to move somewhere more tranquil that would help his healing process.
Tory would like to work as a gunsmith and to teach handgun classes. Being outdoors and spending time with animals helps him cope, and he particularly enjoys fishing and being out on the water. Although his injuries have been very hard on him and Marisela, they are both optimistic for the future and have worked very hard to transition to civilian life.
Operation Finally Home along with Tim O’Brien Homes and the Structural Building Components Association (SBCA) are excited to provide the Honda family with a mortgage-free home in Windsor, Wisconsin.