Bergan Flannigan has one of the most compelling stories that we’ve ever brought to the Eagle Nation Podcast. Her military career began brilliantly as the top military graduate in her class from Norwich University. Upon completion of her Military Police training, she reported to Ft. Stewart, Georgia and was almost immediately deployed to Kandahar, Afghanistan. Almost 9 months into the mission, Bergan was struck by an anti-personnel IED and lost her right leg above the knee…and that is just where her story begins.
During this episode, we have a great conversation about combat, relationships, recovery, mindset, and so much more.
Just as a note, this episode has a little bit of an NPR interview feel to it. Bergan and I had not previously met and we recorded outside a neighborhood Starbucks. You’ll notice me saying “Wow!” about 50 times. There’s a bit of background noise, but just imagine that you’re there, hanging out with us, on a warm Florida afternoon.