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Corey’s Story

Welcome to our site! We created this site to keep our friends and families updated on Corey. He was injured in Iraq in 2005 and is receiving rehabiliation at this time. Be sure to read the latest in the journal, view the photo gallery, and drop us a line in the guestbook.

Corey is a member if the C-Btry 1/147 FA in Yankton, SD. He was deployed to Iraq In October after serving about 5 months in the states. While in Iraq Corey got promoted to Sgt. On Dec. 4, 2005 Corey's convoy was hit by two roadside bombs. Corey recieved shrapnel to the head causing a TBI. Corey is receiving rehabiliation to overcome his injury. When Corey was at home he was an EMT for Yankton County. He loves his ambulance! Corey also worked at Shur-Co and attended paramedic school. Corey is a wonderful husband and father. He takes pride in everything he does. He is a strong person and he'll fight through this

Latest Journal Update

9th Alive Day

Today we celebrated Corey's 9th Alive Day.  I am so thankful for his determination and dedication these past nine years.  For nine years he has attended therapy-a monotonous routine for many, but he goes and works his hardest so that he can keep improving.  Thank you all that celebrated with us tonight, for the phone calls, texts, emails, and warm loving thoughts.  We always keep the Schild, Cuka, and Kokesh families close to our heart, but today we send extra thoughts and prayers to them.  It was an honor to know those true American heroes.  Corey is always sharing stories about them and his face lights up when talking about them.  Gone, but never forgotten.  Thank you again for supporting our family. 
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Cindy Eldredge
By Cindy Eldredge
God bless you all! Congratulations to this amazing family! I saw you all on TV here on Cape Cod, Massachusetts! I cried I was sooooo PROUD! Keep on keepin' on! Love, Cindy, Soldiers Angel
Rue Smith
By Rue Smith
You are both amazing!!! Corey we are just so proud of you! Jen, God bless you and all that you do. God Bless you and yours~!!
Asonya Brown
By Asonya Brown
You are in our thoughts. Your hard work is paying off. Bless you and your family .
Mary Lea Hennies
By Mary Lea Hennies
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!!! YOU and your family are our heroes!!!!
Joe Skrivan
By Joe Skrivan ALR Bloomfield
It was great to be there and see you last night Corey, may you and your family have a very Merry Christmas! Our Legion Riders are proud of your fight and determination and will always be there to support you all the way.
Betty bettin
I am so proud of your determination in your struggles you have endured! My heart is touched every time I see you on the wounded warriors commercial. I hope you and your family have a very Merry Christmas.
Betty Bettin (your preschool teacher from Jackson, MN)
Dena Sneek
By Dena
I can't believe that it has been 9 years that I have been following your updates on caringbridge.But it's wonderful to read that you are still improving day by day.sending holiday greetings to you and your family.also sending healing prayers your way.
Erica  Durante
By Erica Durante
Happy Alive Day! I'm so glad you are still here, Corey! Happy holidays!