Brendan Smialowski, Agence France-Presse
40, Florida — 18, R
A decorated Army veteran who stepped on an IED, resulting in the amputation of his legs and one finger, Brian brings his extensive military experience to Congress.
As a member of the Army explosive ordinance disposal technicians, Brian received the Bronze Star Medal, the Purple Heart, a Defense Meritorious Service Medal, and the Army Commendation Medal with ‘V’ for valor device. He then worked as an explosives specialist for the U.S. Department of Homeland Security.
Photo: Cornell Capa, JFK Library
42, California — 49, D