Gustave A. Larson is proud to have donated a Trane 16 SEER heating and cooling system, including zoning and install accessories for a new house for LCpl Sean Carroll of Colorado as part of Homes For Our Troops. In partnership with local contractors like the Larson Company, Homes For Our Troops built LCpl Carroll a specially adapted home.
Coming from a long line of military service in his family, Marine Lance Corporal Sean Carroll had always wanted to serve his country, but it was the 9/11 attacks that gave him the push to enlist. Two weeks after graduating high school, LCpl Carroll headed to basic training in San Diego. He deployed to Iraq with Echo Company, 2nd Battalion, 4th Marines as an Infantryman in February 2004. A month later, LCpl Carroll was on a patrol in Ramadi when he was injured in an IED blast. The explosion resulted in the loss of his right leg, the amputation of his left thumb and index finger along with burns over 60 percent of his body.
Now medically retired, LCpl Carroll says his adapted home will give him more time to pursue his plans to study solar energy and sustainable living. Sean is incredibly grateful to those who will make his specially adapted home a reality. “It means a lot to be able to not worry about housing or shelter and to be able to focus on other things in life and enjoy things that we may have missed out on while serving our country,” he says.
“Gustave A. Larson company is thankful to have been given this opportunity to give back to a few very deserving veterans,” said Larson president Scott Larson. “We are proud to partner with Homes For Our Troops and HARDI in supporting our American military veterans who sacrifice so much for our safety and freedom.”
Homes For Our Troops, a charitable partner of HARDI, provides severely injured military Veterans with specially-adapted, mortgage-free homes that accommodate each unique injury and allow the individuals to live with renewed freedom and independence. Their homes have over 40 major special adaptations to provide full access to the home for the Veteran. These adaptations include wider halls and doorways; automatic door openers; generators and safe rooms, roll under sinks, stove tops, and counters; pull down shelving, all designed to help the Veteran live independently.