US ARMY Captain Benjamin Harrow, Rockville, MD
Captain Benjamin Harrow is a 2005 graduate of the United States Military Academy at West Point, originally from Brooklyn and Long Island, New York. He was also a 4-year letterman with Army Lacrosse. Ben is a driven competitor and leader.
Following Infantry Basic School, then Ranger School, Ben went on to the Special Forces Qualification “Q” Course and earned the Green Beret Special Forces tab. He became a Special Forces Commander for 2 years. During his second tour in Afghanistan in May 2012, he stepped on an IED leading a foot patrol, resulting in amputation of both of his legs above the knee and severe damage to his right arm. He has earned 3 Bronze stars and a Purple Heart. Yet, he remains positive, is relentless and focused on his rehab and his family, and thinks of the men in his unit often.
Ben is married to his wife Gina and they have a 2 year old son, Peyton. They are currently living in Rockville, Maryland while he continues to undergoing therapy at the Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Bethesda.