Lance Corporal Jason Tuuri
Lance Corporal Jason Tuuri, a Marine from White Bear Lake, Minn., was injured during his second military deployment on October 8, 2010, while serving with the 3rd Batallion 6th Marines in Afghanistan.
He was injured while serving as the machine gunner in the lead of a six-vehicle patrol when an IED struck his vehicle. He shattered both heels and has had multiple corrective surgeries.
LCPL Tuuri is a recipient of the Purple Heart and MMAF was honored to award him with a grant for $7,500, giving special recognition at our Say Thanks Day event. LCPL Tuuri was the 14,000th Minnesotan to receive a grant check from MMAF.