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February 27, 2022

James Gafney deployed to Afghanistan twice – once in 2003 as U.S. Army Chinook helicopter pilot and in 2008-09 when he was embedded with the Iraqi army as part of the Military Transition Team. During a deployment he broke his back from falling into a hole while running “as fast as I could” across a landing zone with all his gear on. He then broke his back again after retirement from 23 years in the military. Continue reading here…

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