Marine Corporal, Jack Goodroe
Growing up, Jack Goodroe dreamed of being a Marine. In December 2001, during the aftermath of 9/11, his wish was fulfilled, starting with boot camp in San Diego and subsequent deployments to Iraq.
Tragedy struck in the spring 2004 while stationed in Husayba near the Syrian border. While returning to the base, his squad walked through an open-air market where an explosive device was hidden in a box of onions. It was remotely detonated and Goodroe absorbed the full impact of the blast. Even after extensive medical treatment, he still deals a variety of wounds including a Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI).
A bright spot was meeting his wife, Laurel, a few months after being injured. Goodroe works for SERVEPRO® and loves to hunt, fish and camp when time allows.
“When we lost power during Hurricane Ike, my wife and I had to stay with friends who had electricity so I could use my CPAP breathing machine. Now, I can be in my home thanks to the generator and also help friends should they lose power.”