We are so impressed by the stories of PenFed’s 2 Million members. Their service, their sacrifice, and their resilience. Bodybuilder Dave Reid shares his journey to inspire others.
Resilience and Perseverance
I don’t regret any moments I spent in the military.
I was clearing a compound in Afghanistan and I stepped through a doorway that was rigged with explosives If I could go through the same doorway again I would totally do it because you know I did get to serve this this nation and I don’t regret any minute of it.
People were like why are you so angry all the time and I found that through fitness I was able to use that as my therapy I was able to get back in the gym and you know put my earphones in and just shut the world off and just focus on myself and I became a better person from it.
I think the biggest reason why I want to help the veteran community as well as military is because you know we have to have each other’s backs. You know everybody is a close-knit family. When you join the military, you join a team.
PenFed supports our military. They just truly care and they’re very, very genuine about it and I see that and it makes sense to me.