National Geographic : 2006 Dec
A whip of pain strikes Sgt. Bryan Price, as doctors treat him at the Air Force hospital in Balad, in central Iraq. While patrolling southwest of Baghdad, in a violent area of Sunni resistance, Price was hit by a roadside bomb. A fragment pierced his lower back, leaving him paralyzed from the waist down. Inked on his chest, a reminder of home: the name of his four-month-old daughter, Ashlynn Jaide.