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My Nightmare Comes Home

Truman Project and Center for National Policy

I enlisted in the Army because of the 9/11 attacks. A proud New Yorker and a member of a family that’s fought in every American war since Independence, I followed a civic and familial obligation to service. I went on to earn an Army commission and fight in Afghanistan. In 2008 I was blown up by a Taliban rocket propelled grenade and two mortar rounds in the worst ambush of my life.

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