On this episode Ryan is joined by Ben Harrow, US Army CPT, accomplished officer and a decorated American hero.
Ben attended the United States Military Academy at West Point and received the Unsung Hero award his senior year. In 2006, he prepared for his first 15-month combat deployment to Iraq and earned the rank of Captain.
On May 15, 2012, while deployed in Afghanistan, Ben was leading a team of Green Berets on an anti-terrorism mission when he stepped on an improvised explosive device (IED). He lost both legs above the knee, two fingers, and a large portion of flesh from his right forearm.
In this Episode:
- How Ben found his way to the Military
- Special Forces selection
- Deploying overseas
- Stepping on an IED
- Reliving trauma, developing a strong mindset
- Healing physically and mentally
- “I will find a way.”
- Being resilient