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U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Anthony Feaster joined the military in 1998. Feaster’s dream of becoming a soldier began as a child, following a long history of military service within his family. Feaster held many positions during his time in the Army, and his awards include two Purple Hearts, six Army Commendation Medals, nine Army Achievement Medals, four Army Good Conduct Medals, two National Defense Service Medals, a War on Terrorism Service Medal, and an induction into the Order of St. George.
During a deployment to Afghanistan, Feaster suffered from a gunshot wound to his nose as well as injuries sustained from an improvised explosive device (IED). As a result of combat, Feaster now suffers from a traumatic brain injury, post-traumatic stress disorder, degenerative disc disease of the cervical spine, and chronic spine strain.
Feaster has been married to his wife, Tanika, for 14 years, with whom he has three children: Sarah, Johnathan and LeeAndrea, as well as a Pomeranian named Alicia. Currently, Feaster is attempting to readjust to civilian life, but he has plans to finish his associate degree as well as pursue his bachelor’s degree in psychology with a concentration in military resilience. Feaster one day hopes to use his degree to help other soldiers.