Dan Acosta, Staff Sergeant, U.S. Air Force

When a roadside bomb detonated in Baghdad in 2005, Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) technician, Dan Acosta, sustained life threatening injuries including the complete loss of his left arm. One year after the accident, Dan spent his first “alive day” at The Hartford Ski Spectacular where he was re-introduced to snowboarding. Since then, Dan has participated in many Move United events including golf and scuba diving. Dan loves to give back to his fellow veterans and works at a Veteran Service Organization in his community, Joliet, IL, where he lives with his family. Dan was awarded the Bronze Star and a Purple Heart for his service.