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Iraq War Veteran & Triple Amputee Bryan Anderson - Guest Speaker

Date: Tuesday, January 23, 2018
Time: 11:00 AM- 12:30 PM (EST)  
Location: Charleston VAMC Main Auditorium
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Bryan Anderson coming back to speak!

Two years ago, triple amputee Bryan Anderson visited the Ralph H. Johnson VA Medical Center and shared his story about his service in the U.S. Army and recovery from injury. Bryan will return to speak to employees, Veterans and visitors on Jan. 23 at 11 a.m. in the Main Auditorium. He’ll share how he overcame adversity as a triple amputee and is pursing excellence despite great odds. 


More on Bryan:
Bryan enlisted in the Army in April 2001 and had a ‘ship out’ date of September 11, 2001. He served two tours of duty in Iraq and was stationed in the Baghdad area. He attained the rank of Sergeant in the Military Police (MP), conducted police training courses in Iraq and gained additional law enforcement experience at Leavenworth Federal Penitentiary as a prison guard.

In October 2005, Bryan was injured by an Improvised Explosive Device (IED) that resulted in the loss of both legs and his left hand. As a result of his injuries, he was awarded a Purple Heart. Bryan received rehabilitation for a period of 13 months at Walter Reed Army Hospital. He is one of the few triple amputees to have survived his injuries in Iraq.