Burned Soldier Continues Long Road To Recovery Army Staff Sgt. Robert Henline is trying to reclaim his life. Burned badly in Iraq, he's back home in Texas. He's finding that his injuries are difficult to treat, his recovery is long and unpredictable, and his family life is completely changed.
NPR logo

Burned Soldier Continues Long Road To Recovery

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/93755873/93794533" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript
Burned Soldier Continues Long Road To Recovery

Burned Soldier Continues Long Road To Recovery

Burned Soldier Continues Long Road To Recovery

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/93755873/93794533" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

Army Staff Sgt. Robert Henline flexes his biceps in an undated photo taken in Iraq before he was wounded. Courtesy of the Henline Family hide caption

toggle caption
Courtesy of the Henline Family

Army Staff Sgt. Robert Henline flexes his biceps in an undated photo taken in Iraq before he was wounded.

Courtesy of the Henline Family

Connie Henline quit her job to care for her husband at their home in San Antonio, Texas. Robert Henline suffered burns over 38 percent of his body, mostly to his face, the rest of his head and his left arm. Courtesy of the Henline Family hide caption

toggle caption
Courtesy of the Henline Family

Connie Henline quit her job to care for her husband at their home in San Antonio, Texas. Robert Henline suffered burns over 38 percent of his body, mostly to his face, the rest of his head and his left arm.

Courtesy of the Henline Family

Related NPR Stories