Friday, September 23, 2011

Justin’s Journey

Cpl. Justin Crabbe is a US Marine, who was critically injured while proudly serving in Afghanistan on August 26th 2011. Born in 1988, he was just 22 years old when his in-juries occurred. He was born and raised in Rancho Cucamonga, Cali-fornia, graduated from Los Osos High School in 2007, and enlisted shortly thereafter into the Marine Corps.
Due to the extent of his injuries, he has a very lengthy recovery process ahead of him in Bethesda, Maryland. His family is a very strong, close knit unit and is there for him throughout this whole or-deal, which doctors consider some of the best medicine.
Justin was awarded the Purple Heart.

JUSTIN'S Journey
Justin was raised in a very patriotic family, spearheaded by his grandfather, who served as a US Marine, and was one of Justin’s biggest influences growing up. The patriotism that the family had for our country was proudly displayed every day of the year. Justin was immersed in God, country and duty from the start, so it was a natural fit for him to join the Marines to support his belief that in order to maintain freedom, sometimes you had to fight for it. Justin proudly joined the Marines during wartime to protect his family and his country. His plan was to serve in the military, then when his tour was up, he would return and train to become either a firefighter or a police officer. Justin is an avid hunter, enjoying trips to the desert with his father, close family friends, and his dog “Boomer”.

Justin will spend a great deal of time recovering from his injuries in Bethesda Naval Hospital in Maryland. He will have to relearn how to walk, write and do ordinary, everyday tasks with his new limitations. He is looking forward to going back out hunting one of these days, as well as figuring out what his new future and career opportunities hold for him. He has a very positive attitude and is confident that with his family by his side, he will accomplish great things.

Our hope at The Justin Crabbe Fund is to raise money through fundraising and donations to provide Justin and his family with the peace of mind that the financial obligations associated with the recovery, as well as Justin's ability to move back in to day-to-day life are supported. Once back in the swing of things, The Justin Crabbe Fund will be used to help other military families that find themselves in the same situation as the Crabbe family unfortunately knows so well.

Semper Fi!

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  1. Praying for your recovery, Justin. Also for peace, patience for those around you.

  2. I hope you a fast recovery and god bless you. Thank you so much for you service.

  3. My sister has a son and a grandson in the marines....which makes me feel as though you are like part of the family of course. get well soon, May God bless you and your famly.

  4. Robert & Joy CarrOctober 11, 2011 at 4:45 PM

    Thank you Justin for your service. Congratulations on receiving The Purple Heart. God bless you and all the other service men, women and their familys.

  5. YOu extended family is praying for your fast recovery.

  6. Justin , God is good all the time just keep the faith.And I thank you for your service and the willing to move on in life with what you have been through you and your family. You are very blessed in so many ways. You have a strong family Mom,Dad,Sister,your the best.
    Justin"YOU ARE OUR HERO" The Hearn Family

  7. I'm so excited to hear that he's on his way home. My class made get well cards for him and we sent them to his hospital in Maryland. Those students are now in 5th grade so I can't wait to tell them.
    Rhonda Diamond

  8. We are proud of you Justin Welcome Home From American Red Cross Service To The Armed Forces of the Inland Empire.