MSNBC Military Series WOUNDED: THE BATTLE BACK HOME to Return, 1/26

Wounded Warrior Project continues its commemoration of the non-profit veterans service organization's 10th anniversary with "Wounded: The Battle Back Home," a documentary-style film series that brings to life the experiences of warriors with both visible and invisible wounds as they navigate their postwar lives. The project, produced in conjunction with Austin-based Flow Nonfiction, returns with the third installment "Bill 'Big Sarge' Hansen" on Sunday, January 26, as part of the "Taking the Hill" series on MSNBC.

In February of 2009, Bill 'Big Sarge' Hansen's life was forever changed when his convoy was hit by an improvised explosive device (IED) while patrolling in Iraq. Despite the severity of the incident, Hansen was soon back at work diffusing IEDs. It wasn't until he was discharged months later that doctors diagnosed Hansen with fractured vertebrae and a traumatic brain injury (TMI). The powerful painkillers prescribed by Hansen's doctors left him sedentary, depressed, and triggered nearly 100 pounds of weight gain. Hansen eventually found his motivation after enlisting in a Wounded Warrior Project cycling event and "Tough Mudder" challenge. "Wounded: The Battle Back Home" shares Hansen's harrowing war story and follows his journey to recovery as he becomes a peer mentor through Wounded Warrior Project and starts a mobile CrossFit gym aimed at providing personalized training to wounded veterans. The series captures Hansen as he trains a group of men and women to conquer a grueling obstacle course, fueling his sense of purpose in his post-war life.


Wounded: The Battle Back Home (Bill 'Big Sarge' Hansen) airs Sunday, January 26 at 1 PM ET / 10 AM PT as part of "Taking the Hill" on MSNBC.

About Wounded Warrior Project®

Wounded Warrior Project is recognizing its 10-year anniversary, reflecting on a decade of service and reaffirming its commitment to serving wounded veterans for their lifetime. The mission of Wounded Warrior Project is to honor and empower Wounded Warriors -- by raising awareness and enlisting the public's aid for the needs of injured service members, by helping injured servicemen and women aid and assist each other, and by providing unique, direct programs and services to meet their needs. WWP is a national, nonpartisan organization headquartered in Jacksonville, Florida. To get involved and learn more, visit You may also visit for more information on the 10-year anniversary.

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