Leonard Day served as an infantry staff sergeant in the U.S. Army and held various positions, including team leader, squad leader, platoon sergeant and platoon leader. In his final deployment, Day served in Bermel, Afghanistan, where his unit was hit by a roadside bomb while conducting a patrol. The explosion ripped the door from the vehicle, resulting in Day receiving a traumatic brain injury and suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder.
After leaving the Army, Day struggled to find a new purpose. He sought counseling and was able to appreciate life’s little moments. He spends his free time cycling, working out and being a good father. Day aspires to become a personal trainer. Through this expedition, he hopes to continue to improve his well-being and self-worth. He looks forward to sharing insights with his fellow warriors as they work together to accomplish their goals.