Matthew Enos, Army (2013)

Matthew Enos of Athol, MA joined the Army as a Combat Engineer in 2009. He was trained at Fort Riley, KS and was deployed to Iraq 2010-11 and Afghanistan 2011-12. Enos engaged in Route Clearance deployments focused on removing IEDs from Iraqi and Afghani roads. In Afghanistan his company had over one hundred IED events, one third of which were detonations on the company’s vehicles. Enos was hit twice and endured firefights as well as mortar and rocket attacks. Upon his arrival in Iraq, Enos worked in the Kurdish territories in what he describes as a humanitarian effort. He admits to joining the military after 9/11 “for revenge,” but ultimately came to see his role as “keeping people alive.”

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