Sergeant Bryce F. Cole joined the U.S. Army in 2005 after graduating from Texas State University in San Marcos and attending Law School in Houston. Cole joined as a Cavalry Scout and became a Paratrooper in the 82nd Airborne Division out of Fort Bragg, North Carolina. In 2006, he deployed to the Diyala Province in Iraq where he sustained injuries from Improvised Explosive Device (IED) blasts. After seven direct hits, the worst hit resulted in Cole’s medical evacuation to Germany. His injuries include numerous concussions, multiple torn discs, Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI), plus a shattered ankle and shin.
Currently, Cole works as a Regional Business Manager for an international cardiac diagnostic company in Houston, Texas where he lives with his wife, Teresa, and his sons, Cooper and Caleb. He enjoys coaching his son, a future Astros player, and has remained active through mountain biking. Cole has ridden some of the most difficult trails in Appalachia and is a regular on Wounded Warrior group rides.