A Wounded Soldier Sets His Goals An anti-tank mine in Iraq blew up Sgt. Joe Fowler's Humvee, leaving him with broken bones and burns over 50 percent of his body. His recovery at the Pentagon's only burn treatment center is painful and frustrating. But he has goals: to stay strong for his family, and to get back on his mountain bike.
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A Wounded Soldier Sets His Goals

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A Wounded Soldier Sets His Goals

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Army Sgt. Joe Fowler with his wife, Leslie, and son Shane at Brooke Army Medical Center in San Antonio. Andrea Hsu, NPR hide caption

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Burn Center Sees Worst Wounds

War Is a Helluva Teacher

Fowler works on regaining strength in his hands during a session with physical therapist Vicki Barrera. Andrea Hsu, NPR hide caption

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