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USMC Sergeant Greg Caron

On November 12, 2011, USMC Sergeant Greg Caron was on patrol in the Southern Marjah area of Afghanistan searching known Taliban compounds. Sergeant Caron was severely wounded when an IED exploded. He lost both legs, immediately, and received a critical wound to the brachial artery of his right arm. Sergeant Caron was evacuated to Camp Dwyer where his situation turned for the worse. Once arriving at Dwyer, Sergeant Caron became unstable due to blood loss. He underwent emergency surgery to stabilize him, and to attempt to save his right arm.

Throughout the night, Caron received multiple units of blood, as the doctors did their best to stabilize him enough to enable him to be transported to a higher echelon of care at Bagram Airfield Hospital in Afghanistan. Once doctors felt he was stabilized, he was transported Bagram. While there, Sergeant Caron once again saw his condition worsen due to the extreme blood loss. Fortunately, doctors were once again able to stabilize him and he was moved to Germany. Thankfully, the medical team was able to do enough to save the right arm, but Caron still does not have full function of the arm, and he can not grasp anything with his right hand.

Sergeant Caron also lost the tip of his right middle finger, suffered shrapnel wounds to the right side of his body, and a broke his collarbone.  Caron and his wife Nina received a home, built from the ground up, in Ellington, Connecticut.

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Hamilton Construction
Hany Mechnical
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Mac Electric
New Shepard Supply Plumbing
North Central Health District
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Rocky Mountain Wood Company
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Scott Monroe - RSM Cabinetry
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Spielman Landscaping
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The Barn Yard and Great Country Garages
The Sherwin Williams Company
Town Council and North Central Health District
Town of Ellington Building Department
Town of Ellington Town Council
United Elevator
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Project Location: 
Ellington / Connecticut
Groundbreaking Date: 
Wednesday, September 5, 2012 - 3:30pm
Homecoming Date: 
Saturday, September 28, 2013 - 10:00am