Brian is a soldier. He became a soldier to protect freedom and to provide freedom to others. He risks his life so others can live without oppression. While fighting in a war a roadside bomb blew up under the Humvee in which he was riding. His world changed instantly. The driver of the Humvee was killed and Brian was badly hurt.
   Brian was taken by helicopter to a hospital where he was treated for a broken jaw, a broken arm and many other injuries.
   Brian says his injuries may keep him from throwing a football again or playing second base as he did in high school. But he hopes that he can. Brian thinks that maybe he will learn to play golf. He wants to be able to live his life as normal as he once did.
   As a soldier, Brian was hurt trying to help others have peace and freedom. His body will always have the scars to remind him and others of his sacrifice.