Sgt Eric Hunter medically retired from the Army in 2016. Hewas support with 5th Special Forces Group out of Fort Campbell, Ky and was combat wounded in May 2012 when he stepped on an IED in Afghanistan during his second deployment, causing him to lose his right leg, left leg now limb salvage, TBI, andother injuries. Eric stepped on the bomb the day before he and his wife Kenna’s 1st year wedding anniversary. They lived at Walter Reed National Medical Military Center for 4 years while Eric recovered and rehabilitated, having 61 surgeries, with possibly more in the future.. Eric is now a physicist and spends much of his time doing research. He and his wife live with their 3 kiddos in Georgia and have always wanted to build and learn to garden and grow food for themselves.
“We could not be more excited for this opportunity that Frontline Gardens is providing our family with! We spend most of our time at our house or our yard. We have always wanted to be self-sufficient and live off our own land, so this is a dream for us! We are grateful for this opportunity and look forward to growing and becoming great gardeners thanks to this organization. I think this will bring a little therapy to all of us.”