GySgt David Post

Navarre, FL

David Post enlisted in the Marines in 2001, inspired by his father’s military service.

On November 9, 2011, during his third combat deployment, Gunnery Sergeant Post was serving as an explosive ordnance disposal technician on a dismounted patrol with the 8th Engineer Support Battalion supporting the 3rd Battalion, 7th Marines in Afghanistan. He was injured in an improvised explosive device (IED) blast, and sustained severe leg injuries, balance impairment, tinnitus, and TBI.

David was airlifted to Camp Leatherneck and then transported to Landstuhl, Germany for additional treatment before returning stateside to Walter Reed Medical Center. He endured multiple surgeries over 14 months before doctors amputated his leg below the knee.

Now medically retired, David enjoys spending time with his fiancée, Yami, and his three children, Nicholas, Arielle, and Natalie.

Originally from Florida, David is choosing to remain in his home state.

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