Staff Sergeant Jerry Cortinas served as a Green Beret in the US Army Special Forces for six years and for three years prior was with the 25th Infantry Division. He was injured while deployed with his Special Forces Group in Afghanistan in December 2002. As a result of an explosion, his left hand was amputated above the wrist and his right arm and hand have minimal function. His face was severely injured, he suffered a traumatic brain injury to the back of his head and has PTSD.
Jerry and his wife Celina were thrilled to be able to take their two daughters to Hawaii for a two week vacation during the Summer of 2018.
Read more about the Cortinas' vacation in The Maui News article "Visit from a vacationing hero".
and The Garden Island article "Fifth Wounded Warrior arrives".