Service

Robert Burke Shelton

Burke spent 10 years serving our country in the US Army, deployed to Operation Iraqi Freedom.  In 2003 during a night mission to support ground troops by air, the helicopter he was riding in crashed, breaking is back, leg, ankle, hand…I think you get the picture!  Burke is blessed to be able to walk but…

Jerry Hamilton

Jerry started his military career in 1995, and was deployed to Kosovo, Iraq and Afghanistan as a pilot. Shrapnel from a nearby rocket explosion broke his leg and frayed his sciatic nerve, which continues to affect his ability to walk. Enjoying his water therapy, diving will be a natural fit!

Shane Bliss

Specialist Shane was field training for deployment when a landslide left him with severe foot, knee and back injuries. While struggling through surgeries and recovery, he honorably served at Arlington National Cemetery, marching in funerals.

Travis Sigmon

Corporal While on foot patrol looking for insurgents, a fellow soldier stepped on an IED, and Travis took most of the blast.  Waking up from a coma without his arm, and suffering other injuries from shrapnel, he returned home for recovery. Now he’s on a mission to be a Dive Pirate.

Marlene Krpata

Captain Marlene Krpata Marlene was a leg limb salvage after suffering a mortar attack while serving in Iraq.  In 2011 she decided to amputate her leg below the knee.  Since her amputation she has been back playing softball and running around with her nieces and nephew.  Swimming in the ocean has had a calming effect…

Roger Nelson

Specialist Roger was serving in the US Army as a big crane operator when he was in a car accident on post.  The accident broke his back, causing paraplegia.  A lifelong swimmer, he hasn’t been back in the water since his accident but is looking forward to getting out of his chair and enjoy the…

Dillon Cannon

Specialist Dillon was guarding a roadside bomb in Iraq when a sniper shot him in the neck, an injury that caused quadriplegia.  Still an active young man, Dillon is looking forward to diving and continue leading a mobile life.  He’ll be training with WWDiving in Humble, TX to prepare for the “Brac for More” trip…

Jared LaDuke

Specialist Jared it still active duty, completing his second year of physical therapy after being injured in Iraq.  The gunner in the lead vehicle transporting a high-ranking official, the convoy detoured around  bombed-out roads and were struck by an EFP (explosively formed penetrator designed to penetrate armor).  Jared has a salvaged left leg from the…

Christopher Hull

Corporal Christopher Hull spent more than 3 years in the Army before he was injured in a car accident in 2007 while on leave.  Now a quadriplegic, he is still active and looks forward to diving with the pirates in Cayman Brac.