Active Veteran Amputees

Active Veteran Amputees

Many Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans are able to be active soon after the loss of a limb, aiding in their physical and psychological recovery.

Compared with previous wars, soldiers in Iraq and Afganistan are receiving more effective battlefield medical care, and as a result, a large number of service members are now surviving war injuries and facing a future that includes missing limbs and/or use of prosthetic devices. Kojo meets three veterans to hear how physical activity and sport competitions can aid their physical and psychological recovery after the loss of a limb.


Dan Berschinski

Captain, U.S. Army

Bryan Anderson

sergeant, U.S. Army (ret.)

Kirk Bauer

Executive Director, Disabled Sports USA; Vietnam Veteran

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