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July 2013 Special Report

Articles

Two years ago, the U.S Army ran away with the wheelchair basketball gold medal, defeating the Marine Corps, 44-19, at the 2011 Warrior Games presented by Deloitte. Last year, the Army once again conquered the Marine Corps, 54-34, at the 2012 Warrior...
The official start of the 2013 Warrior Games began when Navy Lt. Bradley Snyder, with the help of Prince Harry and Olympian Missy Franklin, lit the official cauldron May 11 at the U.S. Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs, Colo. From May 11-...
Retired Sgt. Monica Y. Southall is working on her goal of finding missing people. But first, she had to find herself. In 2009, Southall was riding in a mine-resistant, ambush protected vehicle, or MRAP, near Forward Operating Base Shank in...
On a sunny Friday afternoon, Maj. John Arbino, sitting in a modified sports wheelchair, pushed himself up a ramp to the uppermost level of a parking deck. With the bright blue sky overhead, he turned around and sped back to the bottom. When he...
After doctors told her she’d never walk again, Spc. Elizabeth Wasil ditched her wheelchair and pushed herself into the swimming pool. "Seeing that is something I will never forget," said Lisa Stratman, Wasil’s strength coach and World Class Athlete...
Nearly 200 wounded, ill or injured service members from all service branches have gathered at the Air Force Academy to show their team and individual competitive spirits at the 2013 Warrior Games. One of those warrior-athletes with his eyes on a...
On Mother’s Day 2013, the mothers of many service members did not get to see their sons or daughters who are on deployments far from home. Fortunately, in the case of Marcelyn Berlo, this mother was being flown to Colorado Springs, Colo., where her...
Staff Sgt. Michael Lage may be loyal to his "Army Green," but he’s hoping to add some gold to his uniform when he vies for medals in cycling and shooting at the 2013 Warrior Games. It’s a quest he never imagined taking on six years ago when he first...
Warrior Games athlete and medically retired soldier, Randall "Blake" McMinn, remembers that during his Army career he was taught to leave behind the possibility of failure and the temptation of quitting. That crucial lesson sticks with McMinn now,...
Extremely tough mental and physical training and experience give the Special Operations team’s wounded warriors a competitive edge, said their cycling coach. The athletes’ background in Special Ops prepared them well for the 2013 Warrior Games, said...