Wounded Warrior recalls dark days, bright recovery
The Wounded Warrior hat given to Bernard Lawson by a good Samaritan at Brooke Army Medical Center on Fort Sam Houston, Texas, circa 2003. Lawson was at BAMC recovering from major nerve damage after a routine response call to VX gas at Johnston Atoll, a former chemical, weapons storage and demilitarization site. Through hard work and help from others, like Wounded Warriors, he continues to recover and is currently the emergency manager for the Air Force Installation and Mission Support Center. (U.S. Air Force courtesy photo)