BOZEMAN – One of the few triple amputees to have survived injuries in Iraq will speak Wednesday, March 26, at Montana State University’s Strand Union Building.
In his free public presentation, “No Turning Back,” Army veteran Bryan Anderson will talk about his background, his life before he lost his left hand and both legs to an improvised explosive device, and his determination to enjoy life and take advantage of the opportunities before him as he reinvents his life. He will speak at 7 p.m. in SUB Ballroom A.
Anderson enlisted in the Army in April 2001 and had a “ship out” date of Sept. 11, 2001. He served two tours of duty in Iraq and gained additional law enforcement experience at Leavenworth Federal Penitentiary as a prison guard. He was injured in October 2005.
Anderson’s presentation is part of MSU’s Year of Engaged Leadership, which highlights the university’s events and activities that develop leadership skills of students, faculty, staff and community members.
The MSU Office of Disability, Re-Entry and Veteran Services arranged for Anderson’s presentation with funding made available by the Montana Legislature in 2013. The legislature gave $1 million to the Montana University System to expand veteran services across the state.
Evelyn Boswell, (406) 994-5135 or email@example.com