USMC Sgt Michael Frazier grew up in Pittsburgh, PA. He felt a sense of duty after the attacks of 9/11 and enlisted in the Marines in 2005. Michael served seven years with three combat deployments to Iraq and one to Afghanistan. While on patrol on May 20, 2011 in Helmand Province, Michael stepped on an improvised explosive device (IED). The blast took both of his legs and much of the use of his right arm.
During his recovery at Walter Reed National Medical Center, Michael met his wife Monica, who worked as a US Navy Hospital Corpsman. They were married on October 13, 2012. Michael retired from the Marines two months later. The young couple has welcomed their second child into the world in 2016. They look forward to settling down in North Carolina in their new custom specially adapted smart home.