U.S. Army Specialist Michael Liscomb
Michael Liscomb and his wife, Desiree, have completed the design process for their modular home, and construction currently is in progress. The couple said the house brings a new sense of freedom in a new chapter.
Michael was born in Lewiston, Maine, on July 23, 1987. He joined the U.S. Army in August 2007, attending basic training at Fort Benning, GA, before being deployed to Nasiriyah, Iraq, on April 2008. While on deployment, he sustained injuries when his Humvee was hit by another vehicle. After months of treatment, he developed a bone infection and had to have his left leg amputated above the knee in 2016. Since that time, Michael has worked with the Travis Mills Foundation as an ambassador and a volunteer. A sled hockey player and outdoor sportsman, he enjoys hunting, fishing and golf. He refuses to view his injuries as an excuse or setback.
“I’m not a wounded Veteran anymore,” says Michael. “I’m a recalibrated Veteran who can tackle the world.”
Michael and Desiree have a daughter, Mackenzie, and a son, Grant, who mean the world to them. Michael is thankful for the support of his family and the Travis Mills Foundation, his “second family.”
“I am most excited to have a place that my family and I can call our home,” says Michael. “Since being out of the Army, I’ve slept on friends’ couches, and at my in-law’s house. The one thing that I am most excited about is having a home that’s ours, where I have no limitations and can live freely.”