On May 5, 2007, US Army SGT Brandon Adam, of Sandpoint, Idaho, was serving as a combat engineer in the second infantry division in Iraq. He was the gunner aboard a route clearance vehicle when he was struck by a roadside explosive formed projectile. SGT Adam suffered the loss of both legs above the knee, serious back injuries including a torn L5 disc, nerve damage, and posttraumatic stress disorder.
SGT Adam, who is married and has two daughters, has not let his injuries hold him back from doing what he loves. He is a two-time silver medalist in Mono Skier X at the X Games in Aspen (2011 and 2015), a national champion in sled hockey with the Colorado Avalanche, and he’s actively pursuing a position in sled hockey with the US National Team.
Brandon Adam received his smart home in Silverthorne, CO on February 15, 2020.