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Alison interviews Lt. Col. Tim Maxwell

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Wounded Warrior Barracks Founder Lt. Col. Tim Maxwell on the BPP

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Wounded Warrior Barracks Founder Lt. Col. Tim Maxwell on the BPP

Alison interviews Lt. Col. Tim Maxwell

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Today we spoke with Lt. Col. Tim Maxwell, a Marine who suffered a traumatic brain injury in Iraq in 2004. After a remarkable recovery, Maxwell went on to found the first Wounded Warriors Barracks, a facility where active-duty Marines can recover together. Maxwell's work has made him one of Esquire Magazine's Best and Brightest 2007.

Here on the BPP, we're not afraid to devote longer chunks of time to stories when we think it's warranted, and this was definitely one of those situations. Lt. Col. Maxwell talked about his own injury and recovery, the first thought most wounded soldiers have when they wake up in the hospital, and why so many of them have trouble being called "heroes."

Read more about Maxwell and his work at his website.