TSgt Christopher D'Angelo

Active Duty, Civil Engineer

  • Hometown: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Current Location: Malmstrom AFB, Montana
  • Injury or Illness: PTSD, TBI
  • Location Injury Occurred: Iraq

A little about Me

TSgt Christopher D’Angelo enlisted into the Air Force in February 2000 as a Civil Engineer with the 819th Red Horse Squadron. In January 2008, while on a recon mission in Iraq, lead gunner D’Angelo was hit by a roadside IED. He suffered nerve damage down his left side along with loss of hearing in his left ear and loss of sight in his left eye and continues to deal with symptoms from PTSD. After 3 years of recovery, both at home and Walter Reed, Christopher returned to active status and remains on active duty. He says, “Representing the Air Force at the 2017 Warrior Games is a tremendous hon-or. It shows that the Air Force sees me as a fighter who never gave up, even in the darkest times.” He credits his wife, Chanda, and their three children with helping him stay true, keeping on the right track to recovery every day.

Awards and Decorations

  •   Purple Heart
  •   AF Commendation Medal
  •   AF Achievement Medal
  •   Army Achievement Medal
  •   Navy Achievement Medal
  •   AF Combat Action Medal