Bill Kleinedler is a United Sates veteran and artist. He received military orders in December of 2005 to be reactivated and to serve in a civil affairs unit supporting “Operation Iraqi Freedom”. In October of 2006, while serving in Iraq, he was struck by an I.E.D. Three people were killed aboard the truck he was driving but he and one other fellow soldier survived. William suffered second and third degree burns to his face, arms and hands.
During the blast, he experienced a paranormal event when he saw a white sphere between his chest and the steering wheel that spoke to him. William underwent several surgeries over the next three years and faces several future surgeries even today. He has once again returned to his artwork and now proudly displays a nineteen foot steel sculpture titled “Hope” at the Warrior Family Support Center on Fort Sam Houston, Texas.