Friday, April 16, 2010

Warrior Games Part of Soldiers' Recovery

Wounded Soldiers Seek Growth at Warrior Games
By Army Sgt. 1st Class Michael J. Carden
American Forces Press Service

WASHINGTON, April 15, 2010 - Each of the 200 disabled veterans and wounded servicemembers training for next month's inaugural Warrior Games has demons to battle and obstacles to overcome.

Army Sgt. Juan Alcivar, a wounded warrior recovering at Walter Reed Army Medical Center in Washington, D.C., releases a discus during training at Walter Reed on April 13, 2010, in preparation for the inaugural Warrior Games scheduled May 10-14 in Colorado Springs, Colo. DoD photo by Army Sgt. 1st Class Michael J. Carden

After a sniper shattered his upper right leg two years ago in Iraq, Army Sgt. Juan Alcivar's challenge is proving to the Army that he still has what it takes to serve.

"I want to continue serving," Alcivar, an airborne cavalry scout recovering at Walter Reed Army Medical Center here, said in an interview with American Forces Press Service. "I think the Warrior Games will help show that I'm still capable physically and mentally."

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