Army Staff Sergeant Giovanna Moreno enlisted in the military in February of 1997 out of New Jersey because she wished to serve her country and provide for her family.
During her decade of service, many horrifying experiences contributed to Staff Sergeant Moreno’s physical and psychological injuries, including exposure to small arms fire and an IED explosion during her four-year deployment to Iraq.
Staff Sergeant Moreno suffers from PTSD, seizures, a traumatic brain injury, migraines, hearing loss in both ears, tinnitus, a lower back injury and a right shoulder injury.
For her service to her country, Staff Sergeant Moreno was awarded the Meritorious Service Medal, Army Commendation Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Global War On Terrorism Expeditionary Medal, Global War On Terrorism Service Medal, Iraq Campaign Medal, Army Service Ribbon and the Armed Forces Reserve Medal.
Staff Sergeant Moreno and her two sons will be gifted a mortgage-free home in Kissimmee, Florida.