Wounded Vets To Compete In Paralympic Style Games

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Wounded Vets To Compete In Paralympic Style Games

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Interview with @will_reynolds, a @DeloitteUS consultant & competitor for @USArmy in the #WarriorGames http://3bl.me/tp35yv
Wednesday, May 8, 2013 - 10:30am

In DC and Northern Virginia alone, there are around 225-thousand wounded war veterans fighting each and every day for some sense of normalcy.

Washington D-C resident Will Reynolds has been able to do that through recreational and competitive sports. 

In 2004, while serving in Iraq, Will sustained a life-threatening injury when a concealed IED detonated near his battalion. The shrapnel from the device caused massive arterial damage to Will's left arm and left leg, as well as damage to the bone and nerves in his leg. After two years of treatment and 23 surgeries, Will was granted medical retirement from the Army and returned to work in the public sector. Will now works for Deloitte, the company presenting the 4th Annual Warrior Games.

Continue reading the original article and watching the video interview with Will Reynolds on WUSA 9 >>



About the Warrior Games

The Warrior Games, presented by Deloitte and organized by the U.S. Olympic Committee (USOC), are designed to introduce wounded, ill and injured service members and veterans to Paralympic sport competition and encourages them to stay physically active.  The competition will be held in Colorado Springs, Colo., May 11-16, 2013.  Two-hundred sixty injured service members and veterans will participate in the fourth annual event, representing the Army, Marine Corps, Navy/Coast Guard, Air Force and Special Operations, as well as one international team from the U.K.  Teams will compete in seven sports including archery, cycling, shooting, sitting volleyball, swimming, track & field and wheelchair basketball. 

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