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U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Adam Montavon joined the military in 2003. During his time in service he was presented with numerous awards, some of which include a Meritorious Service Medal, an Air Medal and two Army Commendation Medals. Montavon initially entered the Army as a medic but was recruited to become a flight medic shortly after the completion of his basic training. Montavon was sent to Afghanistan in support of Operation Enduring Freedom in July 2008 and once again in February 2010, where he provided MEDEVAC coverage to wounded soldiers and civilians.
The deployments left Montavon with severe post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), hearing and memory loss, and lower back injuries as a result of carrying his fellow wounded soldiers over harsh terrains. As a result of his conditions, Montavon was no longer able to fulfill his duty as a flight medic and retired in 2013.
Montavon currently lives in Clarksville, Tennessee with his wife, Sasha. He is enrolled as a full-time student at Austin Peay State University, where he is studying to receive a bachelor’s degree in biology with a concentration in zoology. Additionally, Montavon enjoys restoring old motorcycles and volunteering at the Nashville Zoo.