About Noah


Noah Galloway, retired Sergeant, is 31 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 where he began his long road to recovery.

Since his injury, Noah has participated with friends in three Warrior Dash events, three Tough Mudder events, a Spartan race and a Barbarian Challenge. In the past year, he competed in two CrossFit events. As a member of TEAM X-T.R.E.M.E. Noah has completed a Tough Mudder challenge, the Bataan Memorial Death March as well as a Spartan Race. Noah ran his first full marathon (26.2 miles) in October 2012 during the Marine Corps marathon in Washington, DC. In March of 2013 Noah returned to New Mexico for the Bataan Memorial Death March where he successfully ran the full 26.2 mile course.  Noah has also been to Carastensz Pyramid (one of the seven summits of the world) as part of a climb with The Heroes Project.

The challenges Noah takes on continue to test his physical and mental limits. But, Noah has no intentions to slow down or forgo an event/challenge because of his injury. Noah provides much needed inspiration, motivation and encouragement to countless individuals from all walks of life. It is those individuals who inspire and motivate him to continue his highly active lifestyle.

Noah has three young children and resides in Alabaster, 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!!!!

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.

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!!

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