Jackson Gudel is a US Army Ranger with an honorable military career that included three deployments to Iraq and three deployments to Afghanistan. In 2008, just a few months after graduating from the Army Ranger School, he received a Purple Heart from combat in Mosul, Iraq. Jackson was shot multiple times and also sustained a traumatic brain injury (TBI) from a suicide vest explosion. These severe injuries forced Jackson out of his active duty combat role in the military.
In between combat deployments and during recovery from an initial combat injury; Jackson met his wife, Sierra. They were married in 2010 and currently live in Elk Grove, California with their three young children, Rhylee, Luke and Cody.
Phoenix Patriot Foundation’s short term goals are to support Jackson’s mental and physical health recovery and to help him begin his transition from Active Duty to civilian life. Jackson’s long term goal is to be an advocate for veterans and their families. Sierra would like to go to school to become a registered nurse. PPF is proud to be working with Jackson Gudel and his family, and aid him in his desire to find employment helping other disabled vets.