Mitchell Underwood receives the Purple Heart at Bethesda Naval Hospital.

Mitchell Underwood at Bethesda Naval Hospital

Mitchell Underwood was taught at a young age to listen to his grandfather’s advice and join the military. And that’s exactly what he did. After being there for several months, Milan resident Underwood was injured.

“I was in Bethesda Hospital for a while and that’s where I received the Purple Heart,” said Underwood. “My husband was one person when he left for the war and a completely different one when he came back,” said Samantha Underwood. “But the resources we have used are helping him become the Mitchell I knew before Afghanistan.”

Underwood is recovering and would like to go back to school to become a Biomedical Technician. He and his wife have moved into a new home and are expecting their second baby.