Ben Crowley

SGT , US Army

Originally from Athens, GA, Ben joined the army in 2001 after graduating from university where he majored in Geographical Information Systems. After completing OSUT at Ft Leonard Wood, MO as a 12B Combat Engineer, he proceeded to airborne school at Ft Benning, and on to Ft Bragg, NC where he served in a variety of roles and various units, including both overseas combat and domestic and foreign noncombat deployments. Upon reenlistment, Ben was assigned to Vicenza, Italy to the 173rd Airborne BDE.

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.

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