Cessna Aircraft Company, a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, 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 Williams first holiday season home with his family for more than two years.
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.