Staff Sergeant Brian Mast

Staff Sergeant Brian Mast, a native of Grand Rapids, Michigan, and his wife Brianna will join Dr. Jill Biden as her guests for the 2011 State of the Union Address. Four years ago he joined the Special Forces and was trained in bomb disposal. Staff Sergeant Mast deployed to Afghanistan in July 2010 and was seriously injured by a roadside bomb on September 19, 2010. He lost both legs just below the knee and an index finger. Staff Sergeant Mast suffered a broken arm, shrapnel wounds, and a damaged ear drum in the blast and is currently recovering at Walter Reed.