In February 2012, Munoz sustained a gunshot wound in his left arm while deployed to Afghanistan. His wife also is a Navy Corpsman, and Munoz hoped to be returned to full duty after making significant strides in his recovery. A Purple Heart recipient, Munoz achieved that goal in September, only seven months after his injury. He looks forward to participating in adaptive sports, which will keep him active and aid in his continued recovery.

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Benjamin Munoz

Hospital Corpsman

Age: 24

Current Command/Position: 2nd Marine Division

Current Hometown: Portsmouth, Va.

Disability: Gunshot wound, sustained in combat operations February 2012