Specialist Mike Moriarty was so moved by the 9/11 attacks that he joined the National Guard. As an Army reservist during the first Gulf War, Moriarty’s unit was ready to ship out to Iraq just as the war ended. He says he rejoined the Guard because he “could not stand to see another soldier die without being able to do [his] part,” even if it meant being apart from his wife Randi and his two young children.