The D-Smooth – Tonal Camo Knit Performance Cap is named for U.S. veteran Danielle Green.
Growing up on the south side of Chicago, Danielle Green’s grandmother always encouraged her to “get out and be somebody.” At first, it seemed like basketball would be the way she’d accomplish that mission. After earning a basketball scholarship to the University of Notre Dame and becoming the 17th-leading scorer in program history, she had certainly gotten out and become somebody. But after graduating with a degree in Psychology from Notre Dame, Danielle felt she could do more to serve others — so she joined the U.S. Army as a military police officer.
In 2004, while patrolling on a 115-degree rooftop in Baghdad, Iraq, she was injured by a rocket-propelled grenade causing her to lose her dominant left arm. She was awarded the Purple Heart for wounds sustained in combat. She had to re-learn how to do almost everything, reinvent herself and find a new purpose. After eight months of occupational therapy at Walter Reed Army Medical Center, Danielle returned to Chicago to complete a master’s degree in counseling from Saint Xavier University. She embarked on a career with the Chicago Board of Education and continued with a career with the Department of Veteran’s Affairs for 12 years.
Her passion for serving others has led her to help countless people over the last 19 years. She’s counseled warriors in mental health, aided in veterans’ transition to civilian life, and now travels the country to share her powerful story as a spokesperson with Wounded Warrior Project in the hope that more veterans will reach out for the help they need. Danielle was recognized for her service when she received the Pat Tillman Award for Service at the 2015 ESPY awards. Danielle resides in St Petersburg, FL with her nine-year-old son Daniel and her life partner Robert.
- Performance tonal camo knit fabric
- Structured mid-crown profile
- Black undervisor
- Black plastic snap closure