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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 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.