Hopkinton, Mass. – (Dec. 15, 2020) – Freedom Alliance, an organization supporting injured troops, presented a customized, all-terrain wheelchair to U.S. Army Infantry Captain Greg Galeazzi, a Hopkinton resident.
Captain Galeazzi served in the Army as an Infantry Officer for seven and a half years. In 2010 he deployed to Afghanistan and in May of the following year was injured by a roadside bomb; the accident resulted in the loss of both legs above his knees and extensive damage to his right arm. Captain Galeazzi medically retired in March 2015 and received a Purple Heart, Bronze Star Medal, and a Combat Infantry Badge for his courageous military service.
He currently lives with his wife, Jazmine, and two young children.
“I’ve always loved the outdoors and being free to explore the wonders of nature. Because of my injuries, I have been restricted to paved paths that my standard wheelchair can handle. I’d like to be able to break free from the trail every now and then. I plan to live in the New England region for many years to come, and the chair will be useful over snow and ice in the winter,” he commented.
“Greg is a heroic young man with an incredible future ahead of him,” said Freedom Alliance President Tom Kilgannon. “He served our country for nearly eight years and spent several more years in hospitals and rehab centers. These experiences inspired him to study medicine, and I believe he will be an outstanding physician after he graduates medical school. We’re proud to know him and help him in a small way with this all-terrain chair.”