Toms River Soldier Invited to the State Of the Union Address
Tomorrow Night (Tuesday) will be President Obama's final State of the Union Address to the Nation.
Toms River native, Army Spc.Tyler McGibbon, will be a special guest of U.S. Rep Darren LaHood (R) from Illinois
McGibbon was thrown from the Humvee he was riding in during a tour in Kuwait and suffered multiple skull fractures and other injuries in an accident Dec 2014. It left him in a coma for three months.
He still has a long road for a full recovery, but McGibbon continues to receive a variety of therapies every day.
“He’s come a long way,” his father, George McGibbon said, from the three-month coma. “Only 10 percent of those who have his injury wake up. We’re much more lucky than most.”
McGibbon, a 2013 graduate of Toms River High School East, served with the 2nd Battalion, 34th Armor Regiment based at Fort Riley, Kansas, as a cavalry scout to do reconnaissance.
Click here to read Army Spc. Tyler McGibbon's story of recovery