Corporal Jason L. Dunham, USMC MemorialCombat Wounded Veterans Residence

Our Mission

To provide long term care for combat wounded veterans with spinal cord and/or moderate to severe traumatic brain injuries in order for them to enjoy a high quality of life with exceptional care.

Corporal Jason L. Dunham, USMC MemorialCombat Wounded Veterans Residence

Our Mission

To provide long term care for combat wounded veterans with spinal cord and/or moderate to severe traumatic brain injuries in order for them to enjoy a high quality of life with exceptional care.


We need your help to build the nation’s first exclusive combat-wounded veterans care residence.  This residence will be built to serve combat-wounded veterans with multiple limb amputations, spinal cord or traumatic brain injuries who need assistance with basic requirements of daily living.

But we need your support to make this a reality.

Talent, Time, and Treasure

By giving an in-kind donation of your talent and time, we know that your loyal followers will donate their treasure to this important mission.  Their donations will build Dunham House and provide a home and first class care for our nation’s most prized treasures, our valiant combat wounded veterans who have given their all for our freedoms.

What we will do to help:

  • Provide you a personalized unique URL.  Example: dunhamhouse.org/davidwebb
  • Donations to your URL will be tracked and recorded
  • We will report progress on a regular basis.

What we would need from you is your talents and time in presenting this cause to your followers.

To acknowledge your leadership and commitment to our nation’s most vulnerable veterans, we will place an honorary plaque in your honor.

To assist with our mission please contact me.

Semper Fidelis!

John D. Folsom
Colonel, USMCR (Retired)
Wounded Warriors Family Support
11218 John Galt Blvd, Suite 103
Omaha, Nebraska 68137
402-502-7557
402-490-7875 (cell)
johnfolsom@wwfs.org

“Don’t tell me what you can’t do. Tell me what you can do”


To learn more visit dunhamhouse.org

An exclusive first look at the land that the Dunham House will be built on.  Zoning and final design concepts have been approved.


About Corporal Jason L. Dunham, USMC

  • Posthumously awarded the Medal of Honor for actions while serving with 3rd Battalion 7th Marines during the Iraq War.  Medal of Honor Citation
  • Deliberately covered an enemy grenade to save nearby Marines
  • Corporal Dunham was gravely injured and died eight days later
  • Born November 10, 1981
  • Died April 22, 2004


“Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends.”

John 15:13


The Story is the Reason

“As you know, one of the most horrific wounds is that of traumatic brain injury (TBI). While we have made improvements in armor to shield a soldier from the kinetic effects of shrapnel, not much has been done to protect a soldier from the shockwave. IEDs have grown more destructive in power as our enemy has sought to overpower our armored vehicles with more explosive power.

“A few years ago, Craig Pirtle and I were at a Christmas event at Bethesda Naval Hospital. We visited several rooms. In one of the rooms was a young soldier who had deployed with the 2nd Infantry Division and attached to II Marine Expeditionary Force in al Anbar Province in 2005. 2nd ID’s main focus was Ramadi, which after the pacification of Fallujah, following “Phantom Fury” in October 2004, became the locus of much of the al Qaeda insurgency.

“In a clearing operation, the young soldier entered a house only to have an IED detonate head high. Although he was fortunate not to lose any limbs, he was severely brain damaged.

“When Craig and I met him, his mother and sister were with him. His mother held his hand. Someone in our group had a guitar and we sang to him. Although he could not speak, his eyes registered a joy upon hearing us. I often wonder what will happen to him. Certainly, his parents are young enough to look after him, then what? What happens when they are gone?”

Colonel John D. Folsom, USMCR (Retired)


News And Events

Dunham House Site Plan Concept Image

HDR has release initial site plans for the Duhnam House.  The ideas on access, layout, structures are starting to take form. 

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Donations over $175.00 will receive a limited edition print by Michael Hagel.

“No Greater Love, Semper Fidelis”

“I love it! I love the Medal of Honor over his left shoulder, the flag behind the clouds, battalion patches and the Marine Corps Memorial under Jason. Mike even got his left ear which never stood up correctly but was such an integral part of him and his personality.

I think Jason would like this one… Thank you.”

Deb and Dan Dunham

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Legacy Memorial Bricks

You can also help us build the Dunham House one brick at a time.  Each brick will be engraved with your inscription honoring a soldier, veteran, or other loved one.

Donate a Legacy Memorial Brick

About Wounded Warriors Family Support

Wounded Warriors Family Support is an independent nonprofit organization whose mission is to provide support to the families of those who have been wounded, injured or killed during combat operations. This organization is run by combat veterans for combat veterans. Rated a four-star nonprofit by Charity Navigator, Wounded Warriors Family Support aids veterans and their families in healing the wounds that medicine cannot. For more information about Wounded Warriors Family Support, visit www.wwfs.org.

Contact Colonel Folsom for support, media, or general inquiries.

 

If you prefer to mail your donation:

Please make payable to Wounded Warriors Family Support

Wounded Warriors Family Support
11218 John Galt Boulevard, Suite 103
Omaha, NE 68137

About Wounded Warriors Family Support

Wounded Warriors Family Support is an independent nonprofit organization whose mission is to provide support to the families of those who have been wounded, injured or killed during combat operations. This organization is run by combat veterans for combat veterans. Rated a four-star nonprofit by Charity Navigator, Wounded Warriors Family Support aids veterans and their families in healing the wounds that medicine cannot. For more information about Wounded Warriors Family Support, visit www.wwfs.org.

Contact Colonel Folsom for support, media, or general inquiries.

 

If you prefer to mail your donation:

Please make payable to Wounded Warriors Family Support

Wounded Warriors Family Support
11218 John Galt Boulevard, Suite 103
Omaha, NE 68137