Inspired by the September 11 attacks, SGT (Ret.) Travis Dunn wanted to be a part of a unit that consistently brought the fight directly to the enemy and held higher standards than the conventional forces so he joined the Army’s elite 75th Ranger Regiment.
On December 2, 2014, Dunn and his Ranger Brothers with Bravo Company, 1st Battalion, 75th Ranger Regiment, along with Afghan special operations soldiers, were on a joint operation in Nangarhar Province when they came under attack. The group sustained six hours of direct fire engagement. Despite the assault, the unit cleared multiple insurgent-held compounds and killed more than 25 enemy fighters in addition to rescuing a wounded Ranger. During the assault, SGT (Ret.) Dunn was shot through his left armpit, collapsing his lungs and severing his spinal cord, leaving him paralyzed from the waist down.
Despite his life-altering injuries, Travis, wife Kelley and their daughter Sadie remain upbeat and optimistic. They are eager to start their family in their custom built home which will be specifically suited to meet Travis’ needs. Army Ranger Lead The Way Fund and Jared Allen’s Homes for Wounded Warriors are looking forward to making this dream a reality for them. Groundbreaking is scheduled for late spring 2019.