Winn Claybaugh Interviews Bryan Anderson and Cedric King, fellow veterans and wounded heroes

In 2005, on a tour of duty in Iraq, Bryan Anderson lost both legs and his left hand from an improvised explosive device. Cedric King, who suffered similar injuries in Afghanistan, joins Winn and Bryan for one of the most moving MASTERS podcasts ever.

SANDY, UtahMarch 4, 2022PRLogBryan Anderson enlisted in the army in April 2001, deployed on September 11, and served two tours of duty in Iraq. On a routine mission in 2005, Bryan lost both legs and his left hand due to an improvised explosive device (IED).

While learning how to walk in his prosthetic legs during 13 months of rehab at Walter Reed Army Hospital, Bryan met Gary Sinise, who wrote the foreword to Anderson’s memoir, No Turning Back. They worked together to get a bill passed in the U.S. Congress for a disabled veterans memorial in Washington, DC.

Today, Bryan is an actor, stuntman, stunt driver, and author. He is a Gary Sinise Foundation ambassador, spokesperson for the nonprofit USA Cares, and national spokesperson for Quantum Rehab, a wheelchair design consultant. Bryan was featured in the HBO documentary Alive Day Memories: Home from Iraq and interviewed by 60 Minutes.

Master Sergeant Cedric King entered the U.S. Army in 1995. In 2012, during his second tour in Afghanistan, Cedric was severely injured by an IED that caused internal injuries, permanent damage to his right arm and hand, and the amputation of both legs. He currently competes in marathons and Ironman Triathlons all over the world.

Both inspirational heroes are ambassadors for the Gary Sinise Foundation and both agree that they are stronger and better people because of their experiences. Cedric refers to the explosion moment as his “finest hour,” and Bryan says he would never go back and change the day he lost three limbs.

With Cedric leading the way, Winn Claybaugh facilitated this powerful interview with Bryan. In one of the most exhilarating MASTERS conversations to date, both veterans shared detailed accounts of their explosions, their intense rehab, dealing with the struggles and sometimes embarrassment of living with missing limbs, and their purposeful decisions not to take on the role of victims.

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