Sgt. Briggs's War

Bob Briggs got a head full of shrapnel in Iraq. Then he came home to more wars: to regain the use of his half-paralyzed body, and to get the U.S. government to pay for his medical care.

Briggs's mental acuity, his ability to focus, has also improved greatly. But the change in the weather mostly has him thinking one thing: "I can't wait till it snows again. I love getting that call at 3:00 a.m. to go work the plows." He never worked as hard at anything else as he did at getting that job with the Iowa DOT, according to his sister. "They've been great," Briggs says. "They're holding my job for me. If I can't go back to work...."

He pauses, shaking his head as if he doesn't want to consider the possibility. "It took me a long time to get that job."

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