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After U.S. Army Sergeant First Class Justin Reuber enlisted in 1999 and served back-to-back-to-back tours in Iraqi combat zones with less than a year at home between.
Five days before he was to return from his final deployment in Iraq, Reuber and his convoy were conducting a routine check on an Iraqi police checkpoint. The Iraqi police abandoned their post, leaving their equipment and vehicles behind. Insurgents detonated on Reuber’s platoon, striking three of their four vehicles. There were massive casualties resulting in two fatalities and nine with injuries, including Reuber. He suffered a broken hand, broken leg and shrapnel wounds. He returned home and was assigned to become a military recruiter. While riding his motorcycle, a truck ran a red light and struck Reuber at a speed of 55 mph. In addition to breaking the same leg he had previously broken in Iraq, Reuber had a shattered pelvis and shoulder, broken ribs and a severed femoral artery. He remained in a coma for 42 days.
Due to his prior combat injuries, Justin contracted an infection in his leg following the accident which ultimately required amputation. He also suffers from Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) and migraines.
For his valor, Justin received many accolades including a Purple Heart, Combat Action Badge, Iraq Campaign Medal with three campaign stars and many more.
Reuber medically retired after 16 years of service. He currently resides in Cibolo, Texas, with his wife, Hana, and their three children. Justin is a massive sports fan, and enjoys hunting, fishing and collecting sports memorabilia.
Operation FINALLY HOME along with PulteGroup’s Built to Honor™ program, the Houston Texans and the Greater Houston Builders Association are honored to provide Justin Reuber and his family with a brand new, mortgage-free home in Hockley, Texas.