Warrior Games Profile - Ryan Gallo

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(Editor's Note: From September 28 to October 4, more than 40 athletes representing the Air Force will be in Colorado Springs competing in the 2014 Warrior Games. This is a profile of one of those athletes, providing a behind-the-scenes look at who they are and the sport they represent. Note: Some profile information in the graphics may be outdated due to recent birthdays or events. The most current player information is below.)


Name: Senior Airman Ryan Gallo (Ret.)

Team: Warrior Games
Sports: Archery, Wheelchair Basketball & Sitting Volleyball DOB: 30 Jul 1983
Birthplace: Johnson City, NY
Hometown: Elsberry, MO
Current Residence: Elsberry, MO
Injury: PTSD, TBI

Personal Profile:

Retired SrA Ryan Gallo served 6 years in the Air Force as a radio operator. Gallo was stationed at Luke AFB, Arizona when he deployed to Northeastern Afghanistan to serve with the U.S. Army’s 1st Infantry Division. While deployed, Gallo’s unit was attacked and Ryan was injured in a 107MM rocket blast while performing combat operations. He is currently self-employed designing and making furniture in Elsberry, Missouri. Ryan is the father of three children and enjoys playing basketball, hunting and fishing.

Personal/Professional Achievements:

Purple Heart recipient
Owns and operates own woodworking business “Cowboy Craftsman”