Army Sgt Bryan Ball (ret) was awarded the Purple Heart for wounds he received during his second combat tour in Afghanistan in 2009.  Bryan was hit with an improvised explosive device resulting in shrapnel throughout his body. Because of his injuries, Bryan was taken by MEDEVAC to Walter Reed Army Medical Center for treatment of his wounds. As a result of his wounds, Bryan lost his right middle finger and most of the feeling in his right hand. Additionally, doctors also had to remove approximately half of his large intestine. 

Bryan was medically retired from the US Army in 2012 due to his injuries. After leaving the service, Bryan went on to earn a Bachelor’s degree and Master’s degree in business and currently works for First United Bank in Dallas, Texas as a commercial banker.

He is active in the Veteran community and a prominent member of the DFW Veterans Chamber of Commerce. When Bryan isn’t working, you can find him at home with his wife Jessica and their three beautiful daughters. 

To learn more about Bryan’s journey, watch our Veteran Heroes Podcast. If you’d like to contact Bryan in Texas, you can reach him at 817.823.4305,, or connect with him on LinkedIn.