On the new upcoming episode “Impossible Odds” on The American Heroes Network is aboutÂ bands of brothers who exhibited unparalleled bravery, solidarity and endurance on the battlefield to come out on top in a fight against impossible odds. This is a true Story that’s told by a veterans who survived to tell about it.
Guest Bio: Captain Perfecto Sanchez, US Army
A Bronze Star recipient was born and raised in NYC; raised by both his grandmother and mom and the eclectic 8M neighbors in the city. Â His mom was a teacher and his grandmother a pianist so he grew up with a inquisitive and creative curiosity for life. The military was never in the cards for him until he met Jack Dammon, his track coach, a man he very much respected. Â His opinion was that Perfecto had potential but lacked discipline. Â He thought obstacle courses sounded cool so he opened up the West Point brochure that Jack gave him.
He met the best of friends at West Point- friends he still is very close with to this day. Â The world was much simpler then, before 9-11 that is. Â It wasn’t until his 3rd year when he had to choose his brand that it really hit him that he could potentially be going to war. Â He blames his curious personality that led him to infantry- and the fact that if he was going to do something he wanted to do, he wanted to do it with his utmost ability; and of course that his best friend was doing it with him.
He reported to Ft Benning in June 2005- after a few nights out in the woods and a couple jumps out of an airplane about a year later he was reporting to his first duty station in Baumholder, Germany. Â His unit was already deployed and he was scheduled to fly out less than 2 weeks from getting there and he couldn’t wait.