Private First Class Michael “Roc” Ware, born June of 1989, in Savannah, Georgia.
Michael grew up in Lawton, Oklahoma, and joined the Oklahoma National Guard. He served a twelve-month tour of duty to Iraq in support of the Global War on Terrorism. He then volunteered to serve three months with the Georgia National Guard as a fill in. Six days before PFC Ware was to return home, he suffered a traumatic brain injury from an IED explosion. Once home, PFC Ware began to struggle with post traumatic stress from his time spent in the combat zone.
Michael had a passion for music. He began writing music in 2002 and made his first recording in 2005. “Soon as I touched back to freedom I been all about this music,” he said in his bio on reverbnation.com “I live for music.”
PFC Michael “Roc” Ware lost his battle with PTS, December 24, 2014. He was 25 years old.