SSG Alexander Shaw, Veteran

Current Location:

  Clarksville, Tennessee

Military Occupational Specialty (MOS)/Current Occupation:

  Not Specified

WTU of Recovery:

  Warrior Transition Battalion, Fort Campbell, Kentucky


  Baltimore, Maryland


  Southern High School, Baltimore, Maryland


  Track, Field, Sitting Volleyball, Wheelchair Basketball

Injury or Illness:

  Below-The-Knee Amputation, Fractured Third and Fourth Discs in his Neck, Hearing Loss

Staff Sgt. Alexander Shaw enlisted in the Army in 1989 and served honorably for 21 years. He was deployed multiple times and was severely injured by an improvised explosive device blast in 2006. After recuperating, Staff Sgt. Shaw continued to serve until he retired in 2014. He has received several awards, including two Purple Hearts and a Silver Star.

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Year Event Results
2014 U.S. Army Warrior Trials
2014 Warrior Games Silver (Wheelchair Basketball)
Bronze (Sitting Volleyball)
2015 DoD Warrior Games Gold (Sitting Volleyball)