SGT (Ret.) Brian McGuire, USA
Brian joined the Army in 2006 after working as a welder and a mechanic following high school. He joined within 3 days of the first time he ever walked into an Army recruiter's office. His dates of service were from 26OCT2006 to 30DEC2012. He deployed 4 times in support of OIF/OEF
On 20JUN2010, while deployed to Afghanistan, Brian stepped on an IED buried in a pathway. His injuries from the blast eventually resulted in below the knee amputations of both legs.
After getting out of the Army, Brian moved to the Charlotte, NC area to attend a gunsmithing school. He is planning to get a job as a gunsmith after graduating with the plan to eventually open his own business.
Brian is engaged to Katie Combs and the couple will be getting married in October 2015. Katie is currently completing her Master's Degree in Special Education and plans to work as a teacher.
The couple are not sure yet where they and their pack of critters will settle but are very much looking forward to figuring it out.