The above webcast, recorded live on Oct. 21, features veteran Bobby Henline and reporter David Wood discussing "Beyond The Battlefield, Wood's 10-part series focusing on U.S. troops catastrophically wounded in Iraq and Afghanistan. Henline, one of Wood's key subjects in the series, is a living testament to the past decade's advances in battlefield medicine, as the two detail in their talk. Questions submitted by viewers both before and during the webcast were posed by the webcast's moderator, Huffington Post Deputy National Editor Jeff Muskus.
David Wood is the senior military correspondent for The Huffington Post. He has been a journalist since 1970, a staff correspondent successively for Time magazine, the Los Angeles Times, Newhouse News Service and the Baltimore Sun. A birthright Quaker and former conscientious objector, he covers military issues, foreign affairs and combat operations, and has been a Pulitzer Prize finalist for national reporting.
Bobby Henline is a former staff sergeant in the 82nd Airborne who suffered deep burns to his face, left arm and a hand that was later amputated. Henline, who now performs as a stand-up comedian, is profiled in the final installment of "Beyond The Battlefield." He also discusses his feelings about people's reactions to how his appearance was changed by his burns in the seventh of the 10 stories.
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