SFC Aaron Cornelius

Ellenton, FL


On April 10, 2008, during his third combat deployment, Army Sergeant First Class Aaron Cornelius was serving as a Platoon Sergeant with Alpha Company, 4-64th Armor, 3rd Infantry Division in Al Rasid, Iraq when he was injured in an improvised explosive device (IED) blast. He sustained severe damage from shrapnel to his eyes, face, and head, causing blindness.

Airlifted to Landstuhl, Germany, Aaron underwent multiple surgeries to address an aneurysm and skull damage.

Aaron is choosing to build his home in Florida to be near his family.

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