An Army Vet Faces a Decision on ‘The Briefcase’

The Briefcase

The Briefcase

Army veteran Dave Bronson and his wife Cara are featured on the new CBS reality show The Briefcase, premiering on Wednesday May 28 at 8pm ET/PT. Dave was injured in Iraq when an IED destroyed his Humvee and now he uses a prosthetic leg. The couple lives in Manchester, NH and, when the program was filmed, were building a new home using VA grants and expecting their second child.

The show’s premise is pretty tough: families who are dealing with financial issues are given a briefcase containing $101,000 and they’re given 72 hours to decide what to do with the money. They can keep all of it for themselves or give some or all of the cash to another family in need. Everything gets filmed and America gets to watch.

We’ve got a clip from the show that introduces Dave and Cara’s situation.

And here’s the series promo clip from the network:

Obviously, the producers hope your family sits around and debates what you’d do in this situation, preferably after the show’s over and not during the commercials. What did Dave and Cara do with the briefcase full of cash? You’ll have to tune in to find out. (If you miss the airing, the show will be available On Demand from your cable/satellite provider or streaming from the CBS website at some point in the next few days.)


  • Jennifer Carnes

    Please forward this information to the Bronson Family. My name is Jennifer & I’m a vet that volunteers. I’m always looking for info to help other vets. The Bronson Family will qualify for the Folds of Honor Scholarship. The cite is This Schlorship is $5000 per college year. That’s $20,000 per child & spouse. The Schlorship opens back up Jan 1, 2016 to March 31, 2016. You can sign your small children up to use later when they go to college. Every veteran or their widow should check out The Folds of Honor Scholarship to see if they qualify. There are several categories. One is 10% service-connected or higher to qualify your dependants. Another category is if you have a purple heart including AD military. There are a few more categories. Many Blessings & Thank You for your service.

  • Leon Suchorski

    Your grants will not cover for the total cost of that home, and since your best case is to lower your monthly bills, take the money, and pay your bills. You need to be as debt free as you can be to have a good life for your family.

  • Sharon Ferguson

    Dave was selfless when he fought for our country and he was again selfless to help another family we should have more people like the Bronsons in this world it would be such a beautiful world God was there because they gave all it came back to them because the other family gave all so they were each rewarded for being so selfless