When Bryan Anderson returned from his second tour of duty in Iraq, he embarked on another journey--13 months of rehabilitation. The U.S. Army Sergeant from Rolling Meadows lost both of his legs and one of his hands in a roadside explosion in 2005. As a result of his injuries, he was awarded a Purple Heart and recognition nationwide. In many ways, Anderson’s life is more action-packed now than it was before he entered the Army. He recounted his experiences in No Turning Back: One Man’s Inspiring True Story of Courage, Determination and Hope. Richard Steele recently sat down with Anderson who began by talking about his life before entering the Army.
Music Button: Charles Lloyd/Maria Farantouri, "Requiem", from the album Athens Concert, (ECM)