US Army CPT Benjamin Harrow is an accomplished officer and a decorated American hero. He 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, Benjamin 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.
Benjamin is married to his hometown sweetheart Gina and relied on her throughout recovery. Her strength helped him pull through and motivated him to continue rehabilitation. In 2011, they welcomed their first son Peyton into the world. Benjamin and his young family currently reside in Bethesda, MD in their custom specially adapted smart home.