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Army vet to speak March 26 on reinventing his life after injuries in Iraq

February 19, 2014 -- MSU News Service

Bryan Anderson will speak March 26 at MSU on overcoming challenges and reinventing his life after he lost his left hand and both legs to an IED in Iraq.   High-Res Available

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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. 

Evelyn Boswell, (406) 994-5135 or evelynb@montana.edu