Sergeant Monte Bernardo of the United States Army

Monte Bernardo is a Sergeant in the 82nd Airborne Division of the United States Army, and was serving his second tour of duty in the Kandahar Province, Afghanistan, when he was critically injured by an IED on July 4, 2012. Monte lost both of his legs and one of his arms in the explosion. Monte was transported to the Walter Reed Military Medical Center in Bethesda, Maryland where he began his long journey toward recovery.

US Army service member, Monte Bernardo

America’s Fund provided Monte with a family support grant so that his family could be by his side during his recovery. America’s Fund also gave Monte an Ipad so that he could keep in touch with friends. Monte has an amazing, strong family support system, and America’s Fund was proud to be able to foster that close connection by ensuring that his family could be present at the hospital during his hour of need.

US Army service member, Monte Bernardo

Monte is a proud father of an eleven year-old daughter named Felicity. She is the light of his life, and he is always so excited to talk about her accomplishments. He wants to relocate to the Houston area and is going to pursue a degree in Aerospace Engineering.