The Texas Sentinels Foundation Fort Worth Team led by Kristina Hayes of RE/MAX Masters are currently working in conjunction with the Bay Area Builders Association Support Our Troops, WBAP News/Talk 820, and Mike McKeliop/Sierra Fine Custom Homes to provide Johnny and his family with a new home.
Severely wounded United States Army Sergeant (retired) Johnny Wilson sustained severe injuries twice while serving in Iraq. Johnny was first injured in June 2004 when he was electrocuted by power lines while serving as squad leader on a Bradley fighting vehicle. He was sent home state-side to recover from his injuries. After his recovery Johnny requested to be re-deployed back to Iraq to serve once again with his unit. He arrived back in Iraq in December 2004.
In February of 2005 while on patrol Johnny and his platoon were attacked and hit with an IED in Taji, Iraq. Due to the attack, Johnny lost his left leg below the knee and also suffers from post traumatic stress disorder. Johnny was retired from the Army in April of 2006 and his family has lived in Mansfield, Texas, where he attends college full time and takes care of his three children and wife who suffered a severe brain stem stroke in May 2009.
The Wilson family was surprised by the announcement that they will be receiving a custom made mortgage free home and the Texas Sentinels Foundation life scholarship that was made live on WBAP News/Talk 820 on December 17th.