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One year ago today a friend of mine's son stepped on a mine in Afghanistan.

 

One year and nine surgeries later he's won the 2012 Boston Marathon in the handcycle division; he won the 2012 Warior Games race in handcycle division; he won the 2012 Disney half-marathon in the handcycle division; and was also on the team that beat the Marines in sitting volleyball at the Warrior Games.

 

http://wtc.army.mil/about_us/WG12bios/WTC_Bio_Longwell.FINAL.pdf

 

Much of his recovery and progress can be attributed to ...

 

Ride to Recovery ... http://ride2recovery.com/main.html

 

Wounded Warrior Project ... http://www.woundedwarriorproject.org/

 

Happy Alive Day, Bill.

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Good job Bill! Keep fighting. We're pulling for your complete recovery.

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Today he started riding in the Ride 2 Recovery Battle of The Bulge Ride ... http://myemail.constantcontact.com/Battle-of-the-Bulge-Challenge--Day-1.html?soid=1107894918449&aid=IO_UfbrcevY

 

70 miles in one day, most of it uphill.

 

Attaboy Bill!

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Does SASS or local clubs make allowances or access for Wounded Warriors or others who have physical disabilities to participate in matches? Seems like making room for Wounded Warriors and others with disabilities would be in keeping with the "cowboy way".

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Wounded Warrior becomes Pro Shooter

 

 

"A Shooting USA Profile of the former Blackhawk Pilot, paralyzed by a crash in Afghanistan, who is now opening the shooting sports to the handicapped and wounded warriors. Trevor Baucom is the first sponsored pro shooter in a wheelchair, and is the reason major shooting organizations are putting out the welcome mat and working to make their matches handicapped capable."

 

Yes, it's a 30 minute video. But it's a really good 30 minute video.

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The Oregon State Match this year had a Wounded Warrior Cat. for those who have health issues that

have been caused by military service. The "Merlin Marauders" are always trying to be sensitive to the

needs of the shooters...

 

 

HF

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