American Patriot brings home wounded veteran


Cessna aircraft completes Cessna’s American Patriot aircraft third VAC mission

American PatriotCessna Aircraft welcomed
home to Wichita
wounded veteran Private First Class Shawn Williams for Cessna’s third Veterans
Airlift Command mission. Williams came home to a crowd of several hundred
Cessna employees, his family and the local American Legion Riders. Williams’
step-father is a Cessna employee. This is PFC Williams first holiday season
home with his family for more than two years.

Photograph: PFC Williams standing alongside the American Patriot Citation Mustang

Williams was injured in Afghanistan
in June of 2011, when the Stryker he was driving hit an IED. He was airlifted
to Germany, then to Washington and ultimately down to San
Antonio for treatment at the Brooke Army
Medical Center.
He suffered burns to his hands and face, had pins inserted into his foot and
was confined to a wheelchair until three weeks ago.