SFC Daniel Metzdorf
On January 27, 2004, Army Sergeant First Class Daniel Metzdorf was conducting a night patrol with the 82nd Airborne Division in Iraq when a roadside bomb detonated, killing three soldiers and injuring three others, including Daniel. He sustained severe injuries resulting in the loss of his right leg above the knee.
Daniel was airlifted to Landstuhl, Germany then transported to Walter Reed Medical Center where he underwent more than 27 surgeries. On Veteran’s Day in 2004, Daniel re-enlisted to stay with the 82nd Airborne Division.
Daniel is choosing to build his home in South Carolina with his wife Kristen, a state they both fell in love with during their travels together.