Veteran Plays Piano Despite Suicide Bomber Attack
HLAA Members Nancy Williams from New York and Mark Brogan from Tennessee come together to tell Captain Brogan's compelling story of hearing loss and playing the piano.
Captain Mark Brogan lay on the ground of an Anbar province marketplace in Iraq in April 2006. He had shrapnel in his spinal chord, was missing a third skull bone, and had severe arm injuries as well as hearing loss and tinnitus. And yet when he awakened from a nearly three-week coma after the suicide bomber’s attack, all he wanted to do was play the piano.