By Sherley Boursiquot
June 22, 2016
Richard Brown, a Korean war vet and founder of Biggie’s Great Burgers and Shakes. Henlin shared his dream with Brown and said he wanted to partner up with Biggie’s, simply because he loves burgers, he said.
Bobby Henline(COURTESY BOBBY HENLINE)
Bobby Henline nearly lost his life fighting for his country.
He deployed to Iraq three times with the 82nd Airborne Division and the 3rd Armored Calvary regiment.
Three weeks into his fourth tour in Iraq—on April 7, 2007—Henline’s Humvee was blown up by a roadside bomb. He was the only survivor of five soldiers.
Henline was burned over 38 percent of his body; he spent 6 months in the hospital and was in an induced coma for about 3 weeks.
He had no ears, no eyelids, and some of his teeth were missing.
His left hand was eventually amputated, and he underwent therapy for 2 years. He has had 47 surgeries to date.
“I’m a wounded vet,” Henline, 44, said.
Wounded, yes, but he did not stop living—thanks largely to an occupational therapist who persuaded him to use his clever sense of humor to do stand-up comedy.
“Joking is how I dealt with everything,” Henline said. He has now been doing stand-up comedy and motivational speaking for 7 years.
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