Warrior Games Profile - Leonard Anderson

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(Editor's Note: From September 28 to October 4, more than 40 athletes representing the Air Force will be in Colorado Springs competing in the 2014 Warrior Games. This is a profile of one of those athletes, providing a behind-the-scenes look at who they are and the sport they represent. Note: Some profile information in the graphics may be outdated due to recent birthdays or events. The most current player information is below.)



Name: Tech Sgt. Leonard Anderson

Team: Warrior Games Team
Sport: Swimming and Shooting
DOB: 17 Jan 1984
Birthplace: Little Rock, AR
Hometown: Chester, SC
Current Residence: Converse, TX
Injury: Left hand amputation, 3 finger amputations to right hand

Personal Profile:

TSgt Leonard Anderson enlisted into the Air Force in July 2002 as a Security Forces member. In May 2006, he retrained to become a Military Working Dog Handler (MWD). During a joint service mission with the Army, TSgt Anderson and his MWD Azza were struck with an IED while on foot. He was medevac’d to San Antonio Military Medical Center where he continues his recovery. TSgt Anderson is currently assigned to the 59th Patient Squadron at Lackland AFB, Texas and currently works in the Air Force Wounded Warrior Program.

Personal/Professional Achievements:

Purple Heart
Air Force Commendation Medal
Army Commendation Medal with Valor Device
Air Force Combat Action Medal
Attended AMU to obtain bachelor’s degree in criminal justice
Plays softball for Wounded Warrior Amputee Softball Team
Continues to train at a high level with Military Working Dogs and personally