About Noah


Sergeant Noah Galloway, retired, is 32 years old and is a native of the Birmingham, Alabama area. In October 2001, he enlisted in the Army, an act that would change his life forever.

Noah was assigned to the 1st of the 502nd Infantry of the 101st Airborne Division out of Fort Campbell, Kentucky. As an infantry soldier, he was one of the few elite soldiers who would serve as front line ground troops during a time of war.

In 2003, Noah fought in the initial strike on Iraq and spent one year fighting in Operation Iraqi Freedom, which he says got him “hooked” and from that moment he knew he wanted to return. “I loved my job as an infantry soldier,” says Noah. “In the first year I was there, I saw the difference and progress we were making. I could not wait to return. Just the thought of going back thrilled me.” In September 2005, Noah was finally redeployed to Iraq and just three months later, he suffered a life changing injury.

On December 19, 2005, Noah lost his left arm above the elbow and left leg above the knee in an Improvised Explosive Device (IED) attack in Yusafiah, Iraq. He was quickly transported to Germany to receive medical treatment and was unconscious for five days. Noah woke up late in the evening on Christmas Eve to find out he had lost two of his limbs and also sustained several injuries to his remaining leg and his jaw. Noah was then transferred to Walter Reed Army Medical Center in Washington, D.C.

Despite his injuries, Noah has participated in the 2012 Marine Corps Marathon, three warrior Dash events, 7 Tough Mudder events, a Barbarian Challenge, 6 Spartan event, completed the Spartan Death Race, ran the Bataan Death March Marathon as well as a member of Operation Enduring Warrior completed the Bataan Death March in the heavy division a year prior to running it, 3 Crossfit competitions put on by Garage Games, plus several 5k and 10k races

Noah is determined to inspire others by his actions, by training like a machine and demonstrating that challenges are meant to be conquered no matter how big they might be.

Noah resides in Birmingham, AL.

Susan Cotten - Recently finished reading “Black Hearts: One Platoon’s Decent into Madness in Iraq’s Triangle of Death” by Jim Frederick http://www.amazon.com/Black-Hearts-Platoons-Descent-Triangle/dp/0307450759

It includes an account of the “incident” that resulted in Noah’s loss of limbs. What a powerful book that will give you some insight into what Noah and his comrades endured for their fellow Americans. Thank you, Noah!!!!

Kirk Spence - Noah, my name is Kirk Spence and I am a 7th Grade Social Studies Teacher at Liberty Park Middle School. As you may or may not know, we are the other middle school for Vestavia Hills High School. We are having our annual Veteran’s Day Assembly coming up and would love to see if you may be available to speak. If you do not mind, please e-mail me and let me know if that may be a possibility. If you want, you may call me at (205) 370-1689. I greatly appreciate it and look forward to hearing from you soon. Thanks again, Kirk

Noah Ellis - can you put pictures of when you were in the jungle?

Dave Dallas - You and my niece are running the Marine Corps Marathon as I write this note. Just wanted to let you know how proud I am of you guys, and as a fellow kilt wearer, always like to see a mate sportin’ the kilt.
Congratulations and best wishes.
Dave Dallas
Bend, OR

Annette Munger - I heard you speak at the ATA Christmas Dinner Meeting last night in Pelham, AL. You are an amazing young man to endure what you have been through and to do what you are doing. You inspire so many people and I just wanted to say Thank You for what you have done for our country and for what you continue to do for other wounded veterans. Best Wishes,
Annette Munger
Cullman, AL

Allen Morrison - AIRBORNE! 2/505 82nd

Cherie Jordan - While driving down Friday night from Chattanooga to Sylacauga I heard you on the radio. I instantly was blessed inspired and so thankful for you. I wish you could come to our high school and talk you are so uplifting and positive. I am thankful for your service and protection of us and our nation. I am even more thankful that you have this positive attitude.

Randy Wheeler - I met you, i believe almost3 yearsago in Pinson or Alabaster. I wirked for BW and dyncorp WPPS. they may take my leg. Would like to get in touch withyou

Rose Bissonnette - Hi, I am the Massachusetts Amputee Coalition Peer Visitor Facilitator and the New England Amputee Association Founder.
I’m working to coordinate peer visits with the local Boston hospitals for the bombing victims.
Can you please contact me? Because they are not military but experience trauma like yourself my hope is to have both veterans and
civilians visit these new amputees.
Thank you for your time.
God Bless you for your service.

Missy skinner - If you can please get a hold of us. Call Reno Refractories and my dad will give you our number. I really need your help!! Missy skinner ( Jeff’s Skinner wife). Thank you.

Marla Frees - Noah, GREAT web site!!
We are still waiting for you to come out west and hang with Mo and her gang! keep me posted.

JoJo Savage - Thank you for your service.
If you’re ever in N.Y. you should stop by Buffalo for their Celtic Festival.

Cris Richter - Ran with you at tough mudder 2013 mount snow!!! Awesome standing on top of the MT Everest obstacle watching you beast thru it.
Baddest dude I’ve ever met…..

Greg Hale - I ran the same Tough Mudder at Mount Snow, Vermont as you this past weekend. Complete inspiration to me. Keep up the great work and thanks for your military service and motivational service!

Hartford, Connecticut

Jerlyn - You’re so incredibly inspirational! I did New England’s challenge and so happy that I saw your photo!

Deborah Salzer - Met you on a plane from pgh after
The training camp you attended. Lo and behold you were in a spot on television! I didn’t realize how accomplished you were–and modest! It really would be a pleasure to see you again if you get to the burghers again even if you run with our fast set.

Lannette - Great to meet you on the flight today!!

wIll - you are quIte the somthIng:)

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Alyssa - Simply inspiring! Thank you!

Kathleen - Noah what an inspiration! I just watched you run a tough mudder on MTV.my heart goes out to you.you are truly an in inspiration.i literally cried watching you motivate and push people to never give up.you made me realize I can achieve anything I set my mind to.thank you.God Bless You

Jeff Domenic - Hey Noah, we spoke on Twitter… First & foremost, THANK YOU for your service! On behalf of my family I cannot begin to tell you how much we appreciate the very freedoms that you and fellow soldiers protect. God Bless.. When we spoke on Twitter I mentioned I wanted to share my story (multiple brain surgeries) and discuss the Public Speaking world. Would you be so kind as to send an email address I can write to you that is private as to not appear on a public board as some of the messages above are? If this is a secure address and my email can stay private between you and I, please let me know so I can write to you. Tgank you again Noah, talk soon. Have an Incredible Day!

Nuri Kart - Hi Noah,
I’m right knee disarticulation and right hanger finger amputee. I use running leg (3s80&1e90) since one month. I follow you, you are very succesfull. I want to be succesfull as you. Good luck .

Nuri Kart.

Joseph MacDonald - Dude, as a fellow screamin eagle I see your picture and think of those I treated while deployed ! Spent 03-04 as BTN SGN in 1/327 . Also – a fellow mudder and you inspire me! YOU are a hero!

Why Noah Galloway Trains Like a Machine - Improvised Life - [...] HERE.) While compiling our post about Men Wearing Skirts, we stumbled on a picture of athlete Noah Galloway, missing both an arm and a limb, embarking on a grueling physical competition while wearing a [...]

Jim McNulty - Hey Noah,

We met at Stephen and Elizabeth’s b-day party last month. How’s everything going? It was great talking to you, maybe we can all hang out together again soon.


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