SSG Brian Schar
Army Staff Sergeant Brian Schar was on his third deployment when he lost both of his legs above the knees and suffered nerve damage to his left arm when an Explosively Formed Penetrator was fired at his vehicle in Baghdad, Iraq on September 19, 2007. While on a mission and on route to another base, the platoon received word about a possible IED in the road. As his vehicle slowed, SSG Schar looked out the window and saw an EFP on the side of the bridge they were crossing... it was at that moment the Projectile was detonated, blasting into the side of the vehicle.
Life saving measure by his platoon enabled SSG Schar and two other injured soldiers to be MEDEVACed to the Green Zone where they were stabilized for the trip to Landstuhl, Germany. Having no recollection of his journey back to the States, SSG Schar awoke to find himself at Walter Reed where he spent more than two and a half years enduring surgeries, and receiving treatments and therapies.
SSG Schar enjoys gunsmithing and target shooting. He and his wife, Michelle are looking forward to living in Colorado and moving forward with their future. Knowing that Brian’s specially-adapted home will be built to address his specific needs gives them security and stability as they look forward to starting a family.
SSG Schar would like to thank everyone who has supported him through his transition back to civilian life. Brian is grateful that his homecoming was not the same one received by his father and the other Viet Nam Veterans after they sacrificed so much so that others could live a life of freedom and independence. He is especially grateful to those who will help make his new barrier-free home become a reality.
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