Earl Granville is a nine year veteran under the Pennsylvania Army National Guard as an infantryman. During his time in the service, Granville served in support of Operation Joint Forge in Bosnia, Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation Enduring Freedom in Afghanistan. In the summer of 2008 while on a patrol in Zormat, Afghanistan, his vehicle was hit by a roadside bomb which resulted in the amputation of his left leg through the knee. His comrades, Specialist Derek Holland of Wind Gap, PA and Major Scott Hagerty of Stillwater, OK were killed in action. After his injury, Earl found himself competing in many sports as an adaptive athlete such as Mono-ski, Sled Hockey, GoRuck Challenge, CrossFit competitions and Spartan Races. He is a Team Member for the veteran runned and owned nonprofit Operation Enduring Warrior, and the lead ambassador of the veteran found clothing line, Oscar Mike. After his injury, he has competed in the Boston, Detroit, Chicago, New York and Marine Corps Marathon all on a hand bicycle, and has ran the Disney and All-American Half Marathon under the Achilles Freedom Team, and is a finisher of the 2016 Bataan Death Memorial March. Earl also public speaks to military units in the importance of finding help in mental distress from returning to combat after the passing of his twin brother, Staff Sergeant Joseph Granville, who took his own life December of 2010. He also carries around a cinder block at some events, named Cindy, which is a metaphor that represents the heavy mental hardship our veterans and first responders carry with them from their adversity in the line of duty. Earl is currently a senior at the University of Scranton for Counseling & Human Services. He medically retired from the army holding the rank of Staff Sergeant earning some military awards such as the Combat Infantryman Badge, Bronze Star and Purple Heart.