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Captain Ben Harrow, United States Army

Captain Ben Harrow is a native of Wilmington, North Carolina and graduated from the United States Mili-tary Academy at West Point in 2005. Ben was commis-sioned as a second-lieutenant in the Infantry where he served in Iraq for 15 months. Ben later went on to earn his “Green Beret” as a mem-ber of the US Army Special Forces. In 2008 Captain Harrow married his hometown sweetheart, Gina and in 2010 they were blessed to become parents of a newborn son, Peyton.
While assigned as the commander of an Unconventional Warfare unit oper-ating in Afghanistan on May 15, 2012 Cap-tain Harrow stepped on an improvised ex-plosive device (IED). In the wake of the blast Captain Harrow had just enough time to hand a teammate his medical pouch be-fore passing out from blood loss. Ben than began the fight for his life. As a result of the blast Ben lost both legs above the knee and a large portion of his right arm, to include two fingers on his right hand.
At the present Ben endures hours of physical therapy each day at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center as he continues down the road to recovery.
Captain Ben Harrow is a native of Wilmington, North Carolina and graduated from the United States Mili-tary Academy at West Point in 2005. Ben was commis-sioned as a second-lieutenant in the Infantry where he served in Iraq for 15 months. Ben later went on to earn his “Green Beret” as a mem-ber of the US Army Special Forces. In 2008 Captain Harrow married his hometown sweetheart, Gina and in 2010 they were blessed to become parents of a newborn son, Peyton.
While assigned as the commander of an Unconventional Warfare unit oper-ating in Afghanistan on May 15, 2012 Cap-tain Harrow stepped on an improvised ex-plosive device (IED). In the wake of the blast Captain Harrow had just enough time to hand a teammate his medical pouch be-fore passing out from blood loss. Ben than began the fight for his life. As a result of the blast Ben lost both legs above the knee and a large portion of his right arm, to include two fingers on his right hand.
At the present Ben endures hours of physical therapy each day at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center as he continues down the road to recovery.

Captain Ben Harrow is a native of Wilmington, North Carolina and graduated from the United States Military Academy at West Point in 2005. Ben was commissioned as a second-lieutenant in the Infantry where he served in Iraq for 15 months. Ben later went on to earn his “Green Beret” as a member of the US Army Special Forces. In 2008 Captain Harrow married his hometown sweetheart, Gina and in 2010 they were blessed to become parents of a newborn son, Peyton.


While assigned as the commander of an Unconventional Warfare unit operating in Afghanistan on May 15, 2012 Captain Harrow stepped on an improvised explosive device (IED). In the wake of the blast, Captain Harrow had just enough time to hand a teammate his medical pouch before passing out from blood loss. Ben than began the fight for his life. As a result of the blast, Ben lost both legs above the knee and a large portion of his right arm, to include two fingers on his right hand.


At the present Ben endures hours of physical therapy each day at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center as he continues down the road to recovery. 


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BUILDING FOR AMERICA’S BRAVEST


Building For America’s Bravest (BFAB) is a strategic partnership between The Stephen Siller Tunnel to Towers Foundation and the Gary Sinise Foundation.


BFAB’s mission is to provide the recipient with a high-quality smart home where all special needs of each severely wounded military personnel is met in allowing them to live out the rest of their lives as independently as possible.


Smart Homes are customized based on the individual’s needs, but typically contain:

 – Home security system with “panic buttons” integrated into the system

 – Controlled temperature zones

 – Lighting and mobility devices

 – Elevators

 – Custom/Handicap accessible showers