I was a sergeant in the 101st Airborne and served for 4 years as a forward observer.
I deployed in 2005/06 with the AZ National Guard to Baghdad where I was a squad leader/convoy commander. Currently I work as a Phoenix Police Officer in the Maryvale Precinct. I have been married to my high school sweetheart, and will be celebrating my 20th anniversary in January!
I am walking because a VERY close friend of mine is a suicide survivor and getting the information out is critical to ensuring people seek help. I also would like to stress the importance of PTS in the world of first responders, as it can be just as tough for them as it is for the soldiers on the battlefield.