Evan Marcy, E-4 Specialist, US Army
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I enlisted in the United States Army in March of 2005. My first duty station was in Mannheim Germany where I worked in the Public Affairs office for 5th Signal Command. I was the General’s Photographer mostly covering events and training exercises. From there I deployed to Camp Victory Iraq and supported the General Staff of the 44th Signal Battalion.
Mostly I traveled with the Command Sergeant Major (CSM) as he visited numerous bases in order to check up on the Soldiers supporting the communications infrastructure. I was there for about five months before the battalion returned back to Germany. I was than assigned to 55th Combat Camera Company at Fort Meade, Maryland. I than deployed to Afghanistan with fourth platoon, and we were in support of 4BCT 4th ID.
After a month into my deployment I was shot by an apache helicopter during a firefight (July29, 2009). My left leg was amputated and I was than sent to Walter Reed Army Medical Center in Silver Spring, MD. I was medically discharged in 2011 and moved back to New York.
I than enrolled in Sarah Lawrence College and completed my Bachelors Degree Dec 2015. My brother is an avid Harley rider, along with my uncles and cousins. I rode dirt bikes when I was younger but I haven’t tried riding a motorcycle because with the prosthetic I’m not sure how to change the gears.