SGT Eric Trinidad-Perez

New Smyrna Beach, FL


In 2004, Army Sergeant Eric Trinidad-Perez, a combat engineer, deployed to Iraq with the 1088th Engineer Battalion, 256th Brigade Combat Team. He was on a mission in Baghdad when the heavy door to his truck swung back and struck him as he was exiting. The impact knocked him unconscious and resulted in a partially detached retina that went undetected. Two months later, during a night mission, SGT Trinidad-Perez was shot by a sniper in the left forearm and right shoulder. He was treated for the wounds in theater and finished his deployment.   

Upon his return to the United States, he began having trouble with his vision.  In 2008 the VA determined his persistent migraines resulted from a ruptured retina and shortly after was declared legally blind. Since then, his eyesight has continued to deteriorate, and he is now almost completely blind.  

Originally from Puerto Rico, Eric is choosing to build his home in Florida where he currently lives. 

Full bio coming soon.  

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