Davis joined the Navy shortly after high school; he wanted to travel and see the world. His father was a sonar technician for 16 years, and Davis chose to join the aviation community as an electrician. Always athletic growing up, baseball was his favorite sport; he also enjoyed basketball, football and wrestling. Once in his helicopter squadron, HSC 8, Davis tried out for All Navy Baseball, and he made it through the second round before withdrawing due to deployment work-ups. When Davis’ subsequent motorcycle accident claimed the use of his right leg, he was told he would never walk again. Today, he walks with the aid of an ankle foot orthotic and hardly has to use his wheelchair. His goals are to become an athlete again, go to college and start working.

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Steven Davis

Retired Navy Aviation Electrician’s Mate

Age: 24

Current Command/Position: Retired

Current Hometown: Turlock, Calif.

Disability: Lower-body injury, sustained in a motorcycle accident in August 2008