|Branson, MO (November 5, 2010)|
David Bancroft, USA Patriotism! founder, proudly stands with U.S. Army Sergeant First Class Bryant Fowle (left) and U.S. Army Staff Sergeant Robert Henline (right) after the opening ceremony for Branson's Veterans Week.Sergeant First Class Bryant Fowle was driving a Humvee that was destroyed by a roadside bomb in Iraq. The bomb killed everyone aboard except for Henline who was severely injured and burned over 38 percent of his body including his upper torso, face and head. Although given only a 50-50 chance of survival he underwent numerous surgeries, lost a hand and an eye and is still undergoing plastic surgery and extensive reconstructive surgery on his mouth.
Sergeant First Class Bryant Fowle is the man who pulled Sergeant Henline out of the burning Humvee. Ironically, Henline had replaced Fowle at the last minute as the driver of the Humvee on that fateful day and was saved by Fowle from certain death.
It was only the second time that these two soldiers had seen each other since the day of the deadly bombing in Iraq. It was a very moving scene.
Photo by USA Patriotism!