U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Anthony (Tony) Feaster joined the military in 1998. Sgt. Feaster's dream of becoming a soldier began as a child, following a long history of military service within his family.
He held many positions during his time in the Army, and his awards include two Purple Hearts, six Army Commendation Medals, nine Army Achievement Medals, four Army Good Conduct Medals, two National Defense Service Medals, a War on Terrorism Service Medal, and an induction into the Order of St. George.
During a deployment to Afghanistan, Sgt. Feaster suffered a gunshot wound to his nose as well as injuries caused by an improvised explosive device (IED). As a result of combat, he also now suffers from a traumatic brain injury, post-traumatic stress disorder, degenerative disc disease of the cervical spine and chronic spine strain.
Sgt. Feaster has been married to his wife, Tanika, for 14 years, with whom he has three children: Sarah, Johnathan and LeeAndrea, and a Pomeranian named Alicia.
Currently, Sgt. Feaster is readjusting to civilian life. He has plans to finish his associate degree and pursue a bachelor’s degree in psychology, with a concentration in military resilience. One day, he hopes to use his degree to help other soldiers.