(WASHINGTON TIMES) An Iranian-designed bomb on a route south of Baghdad shattered Patrick Hanley’s arm, skull and life on March 29, 2008, sending the Army soldier to shifting addresses on a grueling tour of military hospitals and mental health centers that strive to make service members whole again.
Miraculously, four years later he walked into a new job as a civilian — with an unfilled left jacket sleeve affixed to a wool suit, his brain seeping fluid via a shunt to his spinal column and stomach. Mr. Hanley had been repaired as best the military could do.
Officially a wounded warrior, he took a seat as a safety official at Environmental Protection Agency headquarters in Washington.
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