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Air Force Master Sgt Joseph Deslauriers

In September of 2011, when on a combat operation in Afghanistan, Tech. Sergeant Joseph Deslauriers was mounted in a mine resistance vehicle conducting a post blast assessment of an IED explosion. In an effort to get a closer look at the damage done by the IED blast, Tech. Sgt. Deslauriers dismounted and unfortunately stepped on a secondary mine. The explosion that ensued resulted in Deslauriers losing both legs above the knee, and his left arm at the elbow. Deslauriers, who carried out two tours of duty in Afghanistan and served in Iraq, Kuwait and Kosovo, was immediately evacuated to National Naval Medical Center in Bethesda, Maryland where he was met by his wife Lisa, who, at the time, was eight months pregnant. She has since delivered the couple’s first child, a son named Cameron. Tech. Sgt. Deslauriers earned the Purple Heart, Bronze Star Medal, Joint Service and US Air Force Commendation Medal, US Air Force Achievement Medal, Global War on Terrorism Medal, and National Defense Service Medal. The plan is for the family to return to their home base of Hurlburt Field/Eglin Air Force Base in the Fort Walton Beach/Destin area of Florida. Tech. Sgt. Deslauriers will be medically retired from the US Air Force, and the hope is to settle in this area to raise his son, and for Lisa to continue her employment as a school teacher.

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Site I Sightsiteisight is the construction industry’s leader in providing virtual presence systems. Our construction cameras are working hard around the world to help project managers, developers and construction owners manage and document their jobsites. We call it Virtual Presence.