Honoring Army Sgt Brian Jergens & Cpl Wesley Barrientos.
U.S. Army Sergeant Brian Jergens was on his first deployment when he lost both of his legs below the knee and sustained a severe traumatic brain injury, hearing loss, internal organ damage, a broken neck, and damage to his right elbow in an IED blast in Uruzgan Province, Afghanistan on August 7, 2011.
Army CPL Wesley Leon-Barrientos was deployed to Iraq in December 2007. While supporting his team on an air assault mission near Iskandariah, his team discovered and destroyed several car bombs and a weapons cache. Roadside bombs were encountered on the return trip to base and the convoy was diverted for security purposes. While maneuvering around a suspected bomb, the truck which was carrying CPL Leon-Barrientos rolled over a pressure plate IED causing an explosion to rip through the vehicle. Sitting directly behind the driver, Wesley lost his left leg and right foot in the blast and suffered severe calf injuries as well as a broken jaw.
It was incredible to link these 2 warriors up together for the 49ers game. We would like to thank Lou, Mario, Vince and all of our friends in San Francisco for helping us make these#WarriorWishes come true at the San Francisco 49ers playoff game!
We would also like to say thank you to Whole Foods Market San Francisco for providing a pregame meal, the San Francisco Giants for providing a tour of AT&T Park for the warriors, and Alcatraz for locking us up and giving us a day to never forget in San Francisco!
Together we make #Warriorwishes come true!