Wounded veteran and Canisteo police officer receives new accessible home
There was a ribbon cutting Tuesday for a new fully accessible home for a wounded combat veteran who was born and raised in Bath. The mortgage-free home was offered Tuesday to Staff Sergeant Brent Nadjadi. Previously, Nadjadi had lived in a home that couldn’t accommodate his needs. The home became a reality thanks largely to the efforts and support of Jared Allen’s Homes for Wounded Warriors, North Atlantic States Regional Council Carpenters, United Brotherhood of Carpenters, and general contractor Welliver.
According to the Homes For Wounded Warriors: Born and raised in Bath, New York, Staff Sergeant Brent Nadjadi followed a bigger calling after high school. In 2008, he enlisted in the U.S. Army as a Heavy Equipment Operator. A year later, Brent was deployed to eastern Afghanistan. His unit, 161 ESC, 27th Engineer Battalion, was ordered to conduct a two-day route-clearing mission to create a safe pathway for forces and citizens.
On September 13, 2010, day two of the mission, Brent’s vehicle was struck by an Improvised Explosive Device — knocking him unconscious. Days later, he woke in Germany at the Landstuhl Regional Medical Center where he was being treated for multiple fractures in his legs and feet, a crushed vertebra, broken spine, and broken jaw.
After nearly two years of ongoing rehab and surgeries, his left leg was still not progressing. Brent made the difficult situation to have it amputated below the knee. Nine years into his new fitness routine, he now noticed gradual decline in bone and tissue in his right leg. In March 2020, he underwent his second amputation. Even facing these difficult challenges, Brent is happy to report he’s in the best shape of his life.
Today, Brent is a police officer for the Village of Canisteo Police Department. When not helping his community, he enjoys spending time with his family, playing corn hole, golfing, and hand cycling. He also takes great pride in helping others accomplish their goals.