JAG/NBC/CBS/1995-2005 (Lost Right Leg)
Lt. j.g. Bud Roberts (Patrick Labyorteaux), Naval aide and legal clerk who later went to night courses in law school and passed the bar. Bud originally worked as a public affairs officer on the USS Seahawk and later worked for the Judge Advocate General (JAG) Corps of the U.S. Navy.
In the spring of 2002, Bud lost his right leg (below the knee) when he stepped on a land mind in Afghanistan while attempting to save a young boy standing in a mine field. He suffered a lot of phantom pain and worried that he would never feel normal again.
After his recovery, Bud returned to his duties with the JAG. He received a Purple Heart and was fitted for a prosthesis.
Bud was married to Ensign Harriet Sims in May 1998, a former public affairs officer who replaced Bud on the USS Seahawk and later transferred to JAG headquarters in 1997. They had a baby boy.