Ronan Seltenreich, War in Afghanistan, Age 24

Ronan Seltenreich | Scout Platoon Leader, U.S. First Battalion, 508th Infantry, United States Army | Served in Afghanistan | Received the following medals for his service: Joint Service Commendation Medal, Army Commendation Medal, Joint Service Achievement Medal, Army Achievement Medal, Army Good Conduct Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Army Service Ribbon, Combat Infantryman Badge

Seltenreich shares two pivotal moments from his deployment in war-torn Afghanistan — one in which he nearly lost his life; the other, in which he learns of his best friend’s death. After serving two tours of duty, Seltenreich returned home and began working through the emotional aftermath of military conflict.