The inspiring story of Brad Snyder’s journey from the Naval Academy to Afghanistan, from being blinded by an IED explosion to winning Paralympic gold
In Afghanistan, Lieutenant Brad Snyder had one of the world’s most dangerous jobs: to find and destroy enemy bombs, as an elite US Navy Special Operations warrior. On September 7, 2011, the former Naval Academy captain of the swim team stepped on an improvised explosive device while helping save the lives of his patrol’s Afghan counterparts. The subsequent explosion left Snyder permanently blind.
Through unrelenting pain, hard work, and dedication, Snyder qualified for the US Paralympic Team and on September 7, 2012—one year to the day after suffering his devastating injury—he won a gold medal in men’s swimming for Team USA in London.
Brad Snyder’s journey from darkness to light embodies the courage of America’s new “Greatest Generation” and serves as an inspiration to all of us.
The book, Fire in My Eyes: An American Warrior's Journey from Being Blinded on the Battlefield to Gold Medal Victory [Bulk, Wholesale, Quantity] ISBN# 9780306825149 in Hardcover by Brad Snyder;Tom Sileo may be ordered in bulk quantities. Minimum starts at 25 copies. Availability based on publisher status and quantity being ordered.