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Service Members Prepare for the Warrior Games

Service Members Prepare for the Warrior Games
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Saturday, March 17, 2012 - 8:33pm

EL PASO - They're wounded, injured or ill, but that's still not stopping some service members from taking part in the Wounded Warrior Games.

Today about 25 soldiers and Army Veterans finished up training and competing for places on the Warrior Games Shooting Team. Those selected will represent the Army at the Warrior Games in late April and early May.

"In soldiers with brain injuries there's residual effects that ruin your memory and your sequencing," Staff Sgt. Krisell Creager-Lumpkins said. "So, coming out here and knowing the fundamentals and being able to place and put a round down range and see the instant gratification of that is really rewarding.

"I competed in the warrior games last year while I was active duty, and it helps give purpose and motivation for personnel," Benjamin Trescott said.

The Warrior Games are hosted by the U.S. Olympic Committee and supported by the U.S. Department of Defense and several other organizations.

In two years, more than two hundred wounded, ill or injured service members have competed in the games.

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