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For the first time in the history of our project, a corporate office adopted one of our Wounded Warriors in treatment and recovery at Fort Belvoir, Virginia, for Christmas! The Wounded Warrior Family selected for adoption was Sergeant (SGT) Josh Sislo, his lovely wife, Kristen, and their ten-month old baby boy, Jase.

Shown: The Sislo Family Christmas 2014

SGT Sislo went on his second deployment to Afghanistan in June of 2012. After several Asian Security Guards were captured and killed by Taliban forces, SGT Sislo was part of the recovery team that went to retrieve their bodies. When they arrived on site, they were engaged in a fire-fight that lasted ten minutes. The next morning, SGT Sislo was again part of a recovery team for several Afghanistan National Army soldiers who were also captured. Once arriving on site, SGT Sislo’s team was again engaged in a fire-fight. After continuous fighting, their heavy machinegun went down and SGT Sislo moved into position to repair it. The enemy force fired a rocket propelled grenade, which exploded next to SGT Sislo, severely injuring him. Sergeant Sislo was evacuated for treatment first at Landstuhl Regional Medical Center, Germany, then Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Bethesda, MD, and finally Fort Belvoir, VA, where he and his family have been living for two years.

The donors, from the Program Control Office of CenturyLink in Herndon, VA, asked what Sergeant Sislo's family would like for Christmas, and they replied "We would really love to get some clothes, diapers and some toys (mostly educational) for Jase." The donors provided that and more to PROJECT SOLDIERS & SKINS on the morning of December 16th, 2014.

Shown: CenturyLink Representative

PROJECT SOLDIERS & SKINS then delivered the gifts to the Sislo Family that same day at their home at Fort Belvoir. The Sislos were extremely appreciative of their adoption and expressed their sincere thanks to CenturyLink of Herndon. Sergeant Sislo’s family looks forward to their completion of treatment, transition to civilian life, and return home to Wisconsin to join both of their families.

Shown Above: The Sislo family receiving their gifts from the Program Control Office of CenturyLink in Herndon, VA

Shown on Left: Jase Sislo, thoroughly enjoying the piles of gifts and looking forward to opening them soon!

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