Louis Goldstein joined the Army Reserves in November of 2002 at the age of 17 while still a junior in High School. He attended St. Cloud State University from September 2005 – December 2009, and graduated with a double major in Political Science and Communication Studies.
He deployed to Afghanistan in August of 2010 to August 2011 where their unit provided route clearance support to ISAF forces in Helmand Province of Afghanistan. He was involved in 12 direct IED attacks, two of which resulted in a traumatic brain injury. He was awarded a Bronze Star, a Purple Heart, two Army Accommodation Medal one with “V” device for valor in the face of an armed enemy of the United States.
He is currently a Sergeant First Class still serving in the Army Reserve as a Platoon Sergeant for the 309th Engineer Company out of Brainerd, Minn., and is the alumni manager for the Wounded Warrior Project which covers Minnesota and Iowa.
He has been married for 7 years and has 3 children.