Florida Stories

SSgt. Cory Remsburg, Ocoee

(Nominated by Sally Trant)
Ocoee Community Center
February 19, 2011

On Cory’s 18th birthday, he joined the US Army in the delayed entry program. SSgt Cory Remsburg is now an Army Ranger, 1st Battalion, 75th Ranger Regiment.  Cory was in Afghanistan on one of his many deployments in support of OIF/OEF.  Cory, along with seven other members of his unit, was injured when an improvised explosive device (IED) was set off on 10/1/09. Cory and two others were critically injured.  Cory was rescued and rendered immediate lifesaving medical care.  Cory was then taken by helicopter to Kandahar, then to Bagram, and later to Landstuhl Regional Medical Center in Germany for life saving medical treatment.  Cory was moved to ICU at Bethesda Naval Hospital on 10/16/09.  He was in a coma for over 3 months, but is showing signs of progression and improvement.  Cory was relocated to the James Haley VA Hospital in Tampa, Florida for recovery and treatment at the VA PolyTrauma in Tampa. We are all very encouraged and optimistic that Cory will recover to the best of his ability and show us all how it is done.