On August 16, 2019, in Afghanistan, U.S. Army Sergeant First Class Ryan Davis triggered an explosion while his team was conducting a raid. It was three hours before the medivac came to take him to the closest hospital. Due to the blast of the explosion, Davis underwent 28 life-saving surgeries, leaving him as a triple amputee, losing his right arm above the elbow, right leg above the knee, and left leg below the knee. He is still recovering from his injuries at Brooke Army Medical Center in San Antonio, Texas.
Ryan grew up in Edmond, Oklahoma, the youngest of three siblings. He spent a lot of time outdoors and took an interest in sports, playing both football and baseball. He received a baseball scholarship to the University of Texas Arlington, where he earned a sociology degree. After working for his father for a few years, in 2012, Ryan felt a calling to serve his country. Throughout his five deployments to Afghanistan and Syria, he was invested in leading servicemen and women on missions and enjoyed finding ways to inspire the younger soldiers.
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