Bryan Anderson enlisted in the U.S. 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 of legs and his left hand. As a result of his injuries, he was awarded a Purple Heart. For a period of 13 months, Bryan received rehabilitation at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center. He is one of the few triple amputees to have survived his injuries in Iraq.
Bryan is the National Spokesman for Quantum Rehab, a division of Pride Mobility Corp. In this role, he visits major rehab facilities all across the country, delivering his message of perseverance and determination. Additionally, he is also a spokesman for USA Cares, a non-profit organization based in Radcliff, KY, that focuses on assisting Post 9/11 veterans in times of need.
“Our heroes deserve the best of everything when they come home and unfortunately not everyone is taken care of...GSF has built houses for our most wounded heroes who would not have an easy life or living situation otherwise. We owe everything we have to our soldiers and as a soldier I’m not going to let anyone fall through the cracks!”
— Bryan Anderson