SGT , US Army
On August 26th, 2005 in Paktika Provence, Afghanistan, Ben was wounded in an IED attack that resulted in numerous wounds, but ultimately in the lasting effects of the loss of his right leg below the knee, minor traumatic brain injury, and a permanently damaged back.
Ben received a Sentinels of Freedom scholarship and moved to California in 2006 to work for Chevron Corporation as a project manager, and married his wife, Roshan, a software engineer, in 2007. They have one daughter, Ava, born in 2010 and live in Moraga, California. Ben attended graduate school at the University of San Francisco and graduated with a Master of Science in Management in 2008.