Originally from Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, Danny joined the US Army on a whim after flunking out his freshman year at the University of South Carolina and losing his baseball scholarship. He ended up in the 75th by sheer luck, not having an Option 40 written into his contract when he enlisted. By volunteering for Airborne School during basic training and having excellent PT scores, he was offered an available slot for the Ranger Indoctrination Program. The rest, as they say, is history.
Ben "Soup" Wojchiechowski
This born and raised Jersey boy caused quite a stir when he fell in love with the girl across town. Their families were against the pairing from the beginning, he being Jewish and she Catholic. So they eloped and he enlisted as a way to care for his new wife and baby on the way. This now father of four is deceptively tough and has been known to fell more than one man twice his size. His secret-- he began training in Krav Maga while just in middle school.
Despite what many assume about this Oklahoma country boy, "Lucky" is not a nickname-- it's his real name, having been named for his grandfather. Months before he graduated from high school, he enlisted in the US Army to become a Special Forces Combat Medic. The plan was to learn practical skills while he served, use the GI Bill to pay for college and then go on to medical school to become a doctor. But 9/11 happened while he was still in Advanced Individual Training and without ever really thinking long and hard about it, his plans changed.