Jerry Majetich has served in the Marine Corps and Army. Jerry started his military career in 1988 at the Marine Corp Recruit Depot in San Diego, California. He was assigned to the Marine Corps Security Forces (MCSF) aboard the USS Saratoga, NAS Mayport, Florida. He served as the Security team leader, Captains orderly, and Squad Leader with Weapons Company 1/7 during operations Desert Shield and Desert Storm. He was honorably discharged from the Marine Corps in 1992.
Jerry served in the Army from 1993 to 2007. In 1993 he attended the Finance and Accounting School at Fort Benjamin Harrison in Indianapolis, Indiana. Jerry
served as a detachment Sergeant with the Defense Finance and Accounting Service
(DFAS), Indianapolis, an Infantry squad leader and a section sergeant with the
Indiana National Guard, and a Psychological Operations Tactical Team Leader with
the 7th Group, Army Reserve.
In October of 2005, his vehicle was struck with an IED and he was medically evacuated to Landstuhl, Germany where he was stabilized. He was later transported to Brooke Army Medical Center (BAMC), Fort Sam Houston, Texas on November 2, 2005. His injuries are 35% Total Body Surface (TBS) burns, 100% face and scalp burns, the loss of both ears and a portion of his nose. Complete amputation of right pinky and thumb, amputation down to the first joint of the remaining three fingers, fingertip amputation of all four fingers of the left hand. He also suffered severe muscle loss and damage to the right arm and shoulder. Jerry’s breast plate was forced into his stomach during the blast, which resulted in the loss of 1/3 of his small intestines and 1/4 of his stomach. Upon evacuation from Iraq, he was wounded by gun shots to his rear upper right leg and right shoulder. He also fractured his spine in three places along the L4 and L5 lumbar region.
Jerry received several awards for his service, including the Bronze Star and Purple Heart in 2006. Jerry is hoping that the training he received and the work he is doing will continue to help provide for his family, and that the Wall Street Warfighters will continue providing opportunities to our returning disabled veterans.