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A different mindset. Earl provides you with his ideas from his life experience of battling trauma, and the path to redefine your mind so that you can create the space necessary for important positive shifts in your life, stepping out of your comfort zone to be the leader we are all meant to be, and the importance of being a part of and building a healthy community.

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Inspiring Change

  Earl Granville, was two weeks into basic training at Ft Benning, GA with his twin brother Joe, when 9/11 happened. He went on to serve nine years in the Army National Guard as an Infantryman, with deployments to Bosnia, Iraq and Afghanistan. On his final tour, he lost his left leg through the knee to a roadside bomb while on patrol. He also lost his teammates Major Scott Hagerty of Stillwater Oklahoma and Specialist Derek Holland of Wind Gap Pennsylvania that day.

  He is an undergraduate at the University of Scranton and works with many non-profits such as Operation Enduring Warrior, the Oscar Mike Foundation and WarriorStrong. These 501c3s help keep wounded and disabled veterans and law enforcement physically active after their injuries. 

  After the loss of his limb in combat and the passing of his brother Joe, who took his own life while he was serving on active duty back in 2010, Earl now spends most of his time traveling the country as a public speaker. Discussing healthy ways to battle adversity, through the positivity in his messaging, real life solutions from his own experiences and participating as an inspiration and motivating force through psychical fitness challenges and marathons across the country.

Earl has received numerous awards for his volunteer work and his speaking, including the 2018 Attorney General Heart So Big Award, the Junior Chamber International (JCI USA) TOYA Award for Personal Improvement and/or Accomplishment under the Class of 2017 and the 2018 Daughters of the American Revolution Veterans Volunteer Award.

 

Earl retired out of the army as a Staff Sergeant with numerous awards such as the Combat Infantryman Badge, Bronze Star and the Purple Heart.

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Kevin Bittenbender, PA

"SSG (R) Granville's presentation is not only motivating, but inspirational and covers the entire spectrum of mental health vitality. He speaks from the heart and from personal experience. He epitomizes the motto of Living a Life worthy of Their Sacrifice. After Earl giving his program, The Weight We Carry, I witnessed many of my correction officers reach out asking for professional & personal help.  Earl puts vulnerability in a different perspective." - US Army Sergeant Major/USP Allenwood Discipline Hearing Officer

Brad Mason, FL

"Whether it's communicating with young men and women growing up in a neighborhood with high poverty and crime rates, or with donors and professionals, Earl's compelling message of teamwork and community resonates with everyone. After all, we all have one thing in common: we're all overcoming some kind of challenge." - Head coach of The Give Team

Hear Earl and Joe's story, as told by Joe Mantegna and Gary Sinise.
 2013 Memorial Day Concert

What inspires you? What pushes you to keep moving? When life takes a swing. What tells you to get back up?

I AM MY OWN MOTIVATION!

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The weight you carry... you don't have to carry it alone!

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Earl Granville - U.S. Army National Guard 2000-10
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USA Warrior Stories

Earl Granville - U.S. Army National Guard 2000-10

Earl Granville, was two weeks into boot camp at Ft Benning with his twin brother Joe, when 9/11 happened. He went on to serve nine years in the Army National Guard as an Infantryman, with deployments to Bosnia, Iraq, and Afghanistan. On his final tour, he lost his left leg through the knee to a roadside bomb while on patrol. He also lost his teammates Major Scott Hagerty of Stillwater Oklahoma and Specialist Derek Holland of Wind Gap Pennsylvania that day. After becoming an amputee and the passing of his brother Joe, who took his own life while they were serving on active duty back in 2010, Earl now spends most of his time traveling the country as a public speaker. Discussing healthy ways to battle adversity, through the positivity in his messaging, real-life solutions from his own experiences, and participating as an inspiration and motivating force through psychical fitness challenges and marathons across the country. He is currently pursuing his bachelor’s degree in Counseling & Human Services at the University of Scranton and works with many non-profits such as Operation Enduring Warrior, the Oscar Mike Foundation, and Warrior Strong. These 501c3s help keep wounded and disabled veterans and law enforcement physically active after their injuries. Earl has received numerous awards for his volunteer work and his speaking, including the 2018 Attorney General Heart So Big Award, the Junior Chamber International (JCI USA) TOYA Award for Personal Improvement and/or Accomplishment under the Class of 2017 and the 2018 Daughters of the American Revolution Veterans Volunteer Award. Earl retired from the army as a Staff Sergeant with numerous awards such as the Combat Infantryman Badge and the Purple Heart. For more information on Earl visit his website www.earlgranville.org If you’re a Veteran or Veteran Service Organization that would like your story told please email us at info@usawarriorstories.org or call (631)819-0805. For more information on USA Warrior Stories visit our website https://usawarriorstories.org/

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