Shattering the Silence
Male-on-male sexual assaults are more prominent than we would like to admit, yet it remains taboo within our society. Americans expect their men to be the aggressors or initiators in a sexual relationship, which is why they are afraid to admit to others they have been sexually assaulted. Male rape survivors should be able to express their true emotions and seek the help they desperately need, physically and mentally, without feeling shame or branded as weak.
Raised in Goldsboro, North Carolina, he enlisted in the US Army after high school for an initial four-year term that has now stretched to over twenty. Throughout his career as a combat medic he has had the pleasure of serving in Iraq, Afghanistan, Bosnia, Korea, and Honduras (to name a few) alongside numerous men and women who have dedicated their lives to serving the nation. Currently stationed at Joint Base San Antonio-Fort Sam Houston, he serves in the 187th Medical Battalion.