Sam Brown is a Purple Heart recipient, a small businessman, a committed husband and father, and he represents a new generation of conservative leadership.
As the oldest of five children, he quickly learned the importance of servant leadership, and his parents instilled in him an undying commitment to the service of others. Sam always had a desire to serve his country but, when he witnessed the 9/11 terrorist attacks, that desire became an ironclad resolve.
One year later, Sam was accepted to the United States Military Academy at West Point.
After Graduating from West Point, he was commissioned as an Infantry Officer and was assigned to the 3rd Brigade, 1st Infantry Division at Fort Hood. In 2008, Sam was deployed to Kandahar, Afghanistan.
Only four months into his deployment, Sam was on a mission when he received word that another nearby platoon had been ambushed. So he led his team into battle to provide support for his fellow soldiers.
Upon entering the engagement area a roadside bomb detonated under the fuel tank of his vehicle, leaving him drenched in diesel and covered in flames. By the grace of God, Sam’s gunner was able to extinguish the flames before they took his life.
Following the injuries he sustained, Sam was medically retired from the US Military as a Captain. In the three years following the explosion in Afghanistan, Sam underwent intense physical rehabilitation. During this process of recovery, Sam recognized that God had given him a new life. A life that was intended to be dedicated to the service of God and Country.
During the three years he spent in recovery, Sam fell in love, married, and started a family with U.S. Army First Lieutenant, Amy Larsen, who worked as his Burn Unit Dietitian.
Knowing that his career in the military had come to an end, Sam understood that if he was going to rededicate his life to service, he would have to take a different path.
So, Sam enrolled in Southern Methodist University’s MBA (Masters in Business Administration) Program, looking to grow his resume and experience. Once Sam graduated, he took a job as a manager at an Amazon fulfillment center, while also using his newfound set of skills to launch a small business that provides emergency pharmaceutical support to Veterans outside of the VA.
Sam is proud that the business he founded in pursuit of his American Dream has provided life changing medical support to countless veterans, coast to coast.
Once again, Sam is being called to serve his country in a new way. That’s why today, he’s running to represent Nevada in the U.S. Senate.