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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

10th Alive Day

Tonight we honored all of Corey's accomplishments with a house full of friends and family.  Thank you to all those that came and sent messages to Corey today.  I can't believe that it has been 10 years.  It seems like just yesterday.  I can still tell you every detail about that day, down to what we were wearing and eating...so vivid.  Today and everyday we keep the Cuka, Schild, and Kokesh families close to our hearts.  Corey still is attending therapy 3 days a week and goes to his job training at ABS 2 days.  We keep pretty busy with the kids schedules.  Kylie loves dance, but is also in volleyball, science olympiad, the school newspaper, and band.  Connor enjoys football, soccer, legos, and just started percussion lessons.  Corey enjoys attending all of their events.  This past summer Connor attended Camp Purple for Military kids and had a great time.  We also tool a family vacation to Wyoming where we got to see his old guard unit do a live fire on their Multiple Launch Rocket Systems.  Corey enjoys being around all his "brothers."  This summer Corey spent lots of time at our cabin.  We are in the process of making it more accessible for him, so hopefully we can spend more time their this summer.  Corey broke his collar bone this summer and is back to where he was before that setback.  He continues to work hard at therapy and I am amazed at his determination and strength.  Thank you for keeping our family in our thoughts and prayers.  We hope everyone has a wonderful holiday season.
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Mary Lea Hennies
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Thank you for the update on your family. We admire all of you!! Have a Blessed Christmas and New Year and know that you are loved!!!!
Lori Kenton
By Lori Kenton
You are an amazing and inspiring family! Thank you for your service and sacrifice!
Betty bettin
By Betty Bettin, your Jackson, MN preschool teacher.
God bless you Corey and your family during this Christmas season. You are an amazing, strong person. I love following your posts.
Diane Twinamatsiko
By Diane Twinamatsiko
Love the pictures! The kids sure are growing up! I think of you often, Corey.
Betty Frank
By Betty Frank
Prayers continue - CELABRATE- Thanksgiving and great JOY! Blessings for Christmas and the New Year!
Barbara Meaney
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May God continue to bless and keep your family in His care.
Happy Christmas and blessings in the New Year!
Barbara Meaney
Joe Skrivan
By Joe Skrivan ALR Bloomfield
Glad to be there with the Legion Riders at Corey's 10th anniversary. Amazes me how good he was last night. You are a tower of strength for him Jenny. May God bless you all and have a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.
Jody Vollmer
By Jody Vollmer
We appreciate your update. May the Lord bless you & keep you both strong.
The Vollmers in Spencer.
John Deneui
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Its People such as you, with your resolve and determination, that makes America strong....Super Sarge you are an inspiration...
Paul Fiskum
By Paul Fiskum
Great news! You are an amazing family and I think of you often,