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Zach LaPorte

Zach LaPorte served as a team leader with the 2nd battalion of the 75th Ranger Regiment as an airborne infantryman from January 2004 to April 2007. He was deployed in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom from April to July in 2005 and September 2006 to January 2007.

After being honorably discharged, Zach earned a degree in Engineering Mechanics from the University of Wisconsin, Madison. He now works as a mechanical engineer in Milwaukee and is an open critic of all wars as an active member of Iraq Veterans Against the War.

In May of 2012, Zach was one of many veterans who served in the Global War on Terror that decided to return his medals during the NATO summit in Chicago, Illinois. He has no regrets.