Ally & Andy American Warrior: Sgt Mike Deglau, U.S. Army National Guard

Michael Deglau is a disabled veteran and a life long resident of pittsburgh. Mike grew up in Scott township and after falling into the wrong crowd decided he was going to change this life and enlist in the National Guard.

Mike ended up going active duty and joined as an 11 bravo and he also attended airborne school. His firs orders came just 4 months after his arrival at this unit and he was sent on a 6 month tour in Iraq.

Mike suffered injuries in his first tour from a roadside bomb and shared what he went through while being over there.

Mike talks about how hard it is to re adjust to life back in the states after living on such a high level of adrenaline while serving he says “your high of the day is somebody giving you the middle finger in traffic” here in the United States.

Mike Shares his story about all he went through and what its like to be back at home with his daughter now and shares a message for anyone shoe is thinking about joining the service.

Mike works as a welder and is raising his 5 year old daughter who starts kindergarten this year. Michael battles his own demons too, but he’s very proud of his accomplishments. “The army definitely changed my life.”


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