David Smith grew up in Michigan with many challenges brought on by a difficult family life including the death of his father when he was only five and the subsequent mental breakdown of his mother. He joined the national guard at the age of 17 and after graduating high school and basic training he began his service In Afghanistan as a combat engineer.
David now, due to injuries during his service, has 100% disability. Because of his bravery, David has earned a Purple heart, Army Commendation Medal, Army Good Conduct Medal, Army Reserve Component Reserve Achievement Medal, National Defense Service Medal and Army Service Ribbon.
David is a hero because…