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While Kyle was a patient at Walter Reed Army Medical Center (WRAMC), Frances was his nurse,  Kyle told her he wanted to be an actor. She facilitated the opportunity for him to get his audition, coached him, and he landed the job. 


Season 2 of PBS' Civil War drama Mercy Street premieres on Sunday January

22nd (as always with PBS, check your local station listings for exact time). The

series is set at a military hospital in Union-occupied Alexandria, VA during the

civil war. There's medical drama, spies, politics and families torn about by split

loyalties. It's the kind of costume drama that PBS has traditionally imported

from the BBC but with more grit

The show stars Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Josh Radnor, Gary Cole, Luke

Macfarlane and Norbert Leo Butz. In advance of the new season, we had a

chance to speak with Marine veteran Kyle Moser, who makes his acting debut in

episode four of the new season. Moser lost his legs in an IED explosion in

Afghanistan. He describes how he got the part and how he continues to rehab

from his injuries.

How did you get your role on “Mercy Street”?

I was actually at Walter Reed for roughly four years just doing rehab. For the

first two years it was really extensive, still knocking out surgeries and things like

that. I did an internship with DIA as I was doing my rehab, so that was

awesome. I met a woman named Major Cheever and I held onto her contact

information. I moved back to Illinois, which is where my wife and I are from.

We basically got an email from her, from Major Cheever, saying that there was a

part for PBS's Mercy Street.


I had tried before to get a spot on Free State of Jones as well through Major Cheever. Unfortunately, I didn’t hear anything back from that. But with PBS they sent me an email back and asked me to send them a headshot and my resume and said they’ll get back to me if they're interested. They got back to me and sent me a little script and told me to do an audition. I didn’t take theater in high school or anything like that. I’ve never really been in a play before. So I just kind of winged it and we made just a little home video and we sent it to them and they loved it.

Originally, it was actually two parts and they merged it into one character just

because of how happy they were with my audition, which was great to hear. It

was my first time ever doing anything like that.

COL Edward Lucci, Retired,


played the role of a surgical doctor. 

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