Army SPC Noah Bailey
Grass Valley, CA
On December 4, 2005, during his first combat deployment, Army Specialist Noah Bailey was serving as a sniper in the Scout Platoon, 2-503rd Parachute Infantry, 173rd Airborne Brigade in Zabul, Afghanistan when his vehicle was hit by an improvised explosive device (IED). The blast ejected him from the turret, trapping him underneath the rear wheels of the rolling vehicle. After being medically evacuated, SPC Bailey’s right foot was amputated.
He was transported to Landstuhl, Germany before returning stateside to Walter Reed Army Medical Center. After additional surgeries, Noah elected to have doctors amputate his left leg below the knee.
Originally from California, Noah is choosing to remain in his home state to be close to family and friends.