Stacy L. Pearsall
Robert “Bobby” Henline, also known as the “Burnt Comedian,” originally joined the Army in 1989. After his first enlistment he separated from service, only to be drawn back in October 2001. During the surge in Iraq, Staff Sergeant Henline deployed to Diyala Province as a transportation specialist. On April 7, 2007, an improvised explosive device struck Henline’s vehicle killing everyone but him. To best cope with the enormity of the situation, Henline turned to humor. He retired from the Army in January 2011 and is now a stand-up comedian.