PETTY OFFICER US NAVY
Petty Officer Pete Herrick of Fort White, Florida, a Seabee, was assigned to a Naval Mobile Construction Battlion in Ramadi, Iraq.
On May 2, 2004 a motar round slammed into the motor pool, where he an forty three of his men assembled. Five men were killed and thirty
Petty Officer Herrick had multiple wounds to his right arm and his left leg had to be amputated. One piece of shrapnel
lodged in his lung, while another caught him in the neck,
damaging his spinal cord and leaving him paralyzed from the neck down. Pete
was released from the hospital more then a year after he was wounded.
Today with the support of family and friends. Pete speaks around
the state to veterans and their families. Pete also has returned to one of his many loves, hunting.
To learn more about Petty Officer
Herrick click on the following links.
Petty Officer Pete Herrick and Wife Diana
PARALYZED VETERANS OF AMERICA
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Seabee Ball in Washington DC
Pete received an award
MAKIN' MEMORIES OUTDOORS
Pete Herrick Story
Veterans Day 2008
Spinal Cord Clinic
James A. Valey VA Hospital,
Clink Herrick, father of Pete checking out weapon that Pete will use to go hunting
Son Drew, Daughter Shayia, Pete and Diana
Pete enjoying a moment with Navy Buddies
Chuck Wilder on left is Pete's Father-Law
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