During convoy operations my vehicle was struck with a roadside bomb December 20th 2005 and from there I was medevac’d to Germany. I did 1 year of rehabilitation at Walter Reed Army Medical Center in Washington DC and medically retired from the Army December 20th 2006. During rehabilitation I discovered disabled sports and soon after retiring I committed to moving to Oklahoma to participating with the US men’s sitting national volleyball team. I am currently the team setter and have participated in numerous competitions. They can be found on the USA volleyball website. I have two sons Andrew and Alexander and a beautiful wife that has more patience than most people to put up with all my crap. I just graduated with a Bachelors of Science in Kinesiology and in my spare time I enjoy participating in triathlons and playing golf.
I was introduced to Warriors for Freedom Foundation by a gentleman named Major Ed Pulido whom we share the same prosthetist. They have provided my family and I with great opportunities to excel in school, life, and parenthood. They have not only provided my children with scholarships to further their education, but have also given me the opportunity to grow as a injured soldier returning to civilian life. All this is accomplished through golf and now my new passion of triathlons. Being able to see others out on the golf course or participating in races with similar injuries lets me know that I’m not the only one and reinforces my personal drive.