An Iraq Veteran on Recovery and Courage

Wednesday, November 02, 2011

Bryan Anderson, who served two tours of duty in Iraq and was awarded a Purple Heart, talks about the day he was wounded and what I went through during rehab, and his struggle to recover. His memoir No Turning Back: One Man's Inspiring True Story of Courage, Determination, and Hope is about his service and his recovery.


Bryan Anderson

Comments [9]


Thank you Bryan for your service

Jan. 06 2012 12:42 AM
Ed from Long Island

Welcome home Bryan!
Your courage and upbeat message is an inspiration to everyone.

Nov. 03 2011 10:28 AM
jj from NJ

I’m a veteran, and I wish the best for you. But what happened to you was a result of a never-ending attempt to glorify war in this country. It starts with children. It is a sickness. All one has to do is to study how the Nazis propagandized about their soldiers and then compare their language to our war propaganda, which has recently reached new highs, and one finds very little difference between the two. The war machine is bigger and stronger than ever in this country. I'll break both of my kid's legs before I'll let these mad men have him for their meat grinder

Nov. 02 2011 07:30 PM
The Truth from Becky

Thank you for your service, God Bless you.

Nov. 02 2011 01:29 PM
Julie from Queens

Thanks to you, Leonard, and to Mr. Anderson for speaking about his service. With several family members serving the country abroad, I am always grateful to wnyc and npr - you guys are the only ones talking about the wars in the media. A proposal for a future conversation - exploring the wars in the arts. Ex: Othello, at Secret Theatre in Queens.

Nov. 02 2011 01:05 PM

Brian, thanks for your service and the tremendous sacrifices you've made for your friends, family, and country. Listening to you talk was heartening, you're an awesome guy.

Leonard, thanks for the interview and asking simple questions with honesty and respect.

-- Andy

Nov. 02 2011 01:04 PM
Fuva from Harlemworld

Truly courageous and inspirational. Godspeed.

Nov. 02 2011 12:59 PM

Thank you for your courage and service.

I hope the US Government takes care of you and your brother and sister soldiers/sailors/airman/marines with both physical and mental health care.

Thank You.

Nov. 02 2011 12:57 PM
jgarbuz from Queens

It's amazing how much we many owe to these few who chose to put their lives and limbs on the line to protect our freedoms and national interests.
We owe them so much, and give them back so little.

Nov. 02 2011 12:56 PM

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