First Lt. Jamal Handy is with the 82nd Airborne Division out of Fort Bragg, North Carolina. He is 24 years old and has been in the Army for almost two years. As a member of the 82nd Signal Battalion Unit, he is currently deployed in Afghanistan for Operation: Enduring Freedom.
Lieutenant Handy is the boyfriend of News 6 reporter, Brandi Davis, and the son of Forest and Ollie Handy of Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. He is also in the prayers of his sister Jakia, and brother Jarrett. His only nephew, Julian, is rooting for his favorite uncle to get back home safely.