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Wounded Veteran Earns Career In Aviation

November 11, 2011

Worked Through His Injuries To Earn Sport Pilot And LSA Repairman Certificates When Chris Gschwendtner was airlifted to a field hospital after a rocket exploded next to him in Bagdad, no one could look ahead and see where he is today. The concussion of the explosion left the young infantryman with a traumatic brain injury (TBI), the hidden injury so common to those serving in Iraq and Afghanistan. For Chris, his injury was compounded by being the second TBI he had experienced in less than six weeks.

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