Sergeant Justin Hattesohl
Army National Guard Sergeant Justin Hattesohl of Big Lake, Minnesota joined the U.S. Army in March 2007 because of encouragement from his older brother. He was deployed to Afghanistan in July 2013 with the 849th MAC from Litchfield. Justin received a $2,000 grant from MMAF for injuries he sustained on January 20, 2014 from a rocket propelled grenade blast. He was wounded in his legs, face and wrist and received a traumatic brain injury. The 25-year-old is in a Community Care Unit (CCU) on active duty and lives at home with his wife Giselle and 10-month-old son Finley. This summer Justin finished an associate’s degree and plans to go back to college to receive a bachelor’s degree in land surveying and mapping science. The money he received from his grant will be going towards tuition and house payments. Justin is working toward his business administration degree at the Crown College in St. Bonifacius.