Mancini, Brian S.
(1979-2017) Born in Phoenix, Arizona in 1979, Brian Mancini enlisted in the Army, serving as a senior medic in Honduras and Iraq. Sustaining injuries from an explosive device in Iraq in 2007, Brian medically retired in 2011. He implemented a plan for himself involving yoga, equine therapy, fly fishing, and nature trips, and realized these activities could work for other struggling veterans. In 2012 Brian founded Honor House, a nonprofit organization whose mission is to provide a complete transitional package that utilizes community resources to meet the therapeutic and transitional challenges of combat veterans. Brian’s efforts led to the creation of the Advancing Hero’s and the Operation Healing Journey programs. Tragically, Brian lost his life to his severe physical injuries. Brian Mancini is forever in the hearts of his loving family and all the injured veterans he helped to heal.