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Local military hero honored with customized wheelchair

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Posted at 4:26 PM, May 17, 2020
and last updated 2020-05-17 16:26:36-04

WILLIAMSBURG, Va. – A Williamsburg military hero was presented with a customized wheelchair from Freedom Alliance, an organization that supports wounded troops and military families.

Freedom Alliance donated the customized wheel chair to Sergeant First Class Logan Brokaw on May 13 at his home.

“Logan Brokaw gave 17 years of his life to the service of our nation,” said Freedom Alliance President Tom Kilgannon, who presented the device to SFC Brokaw. “He served heroically and sacrificed for our safety. We hope this donation gives him greater flexibility and mobility and to spend more quality time with his kids.”

SFC Brokaw joined the Army in 2003 and served as an aircraft mechanic in Hawaii for six years before deploying to Iraq and Afghanistan.

SFC Brokaw spent three years at Fort Campbell and then served four additional deployments.

After returning from his deployments, SFC Brokaw and his family moved to Virginia to serve at Ft. Eustis in the Aviation Technology Office.

In 2018, while on a training mission in Arizona, he sustained multiple injuries, resulting in paralysis.

“I’d like to thank Freedom Alliance and the kind donors for making this a possibility,” said SFC Brokaw. “It means a lot to have people who care and do so much to help service members and this device will allow me to more easily enjoy my favorite outdoor activities with my wife and kids.”

The organization announced a 2020 pledge to provide $2 million in college assistance for children of fallen or disabled troops.

To view the ceremony, click here.