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Paralympians Provide Example, Inspiration to Disabled Vets

Paralympians Provide Example, Inspiration to Disabled Vets

Paralympians Provide Example, Inspiration to Disabled Vets By Donna Miles American Forces Press Service SNOWMASS VILLAGE, Colo., March 27, 2012 – As disabled veterans gathered at the base of Snowmass Mountain to tackle their first ski runs on adaptive skis during the National Disabled Veterans Winter Sports Clinic, they had an unexpected cheering squad: U.S. Paralympians, including two training for the 2012 Summer Games in London. Chris Devlin-Young, a disabled Coast Guard veteran and four-time Paralympian, left, looks on as Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric K. Shinseki shakes hands with Scott Winkler, a Paralympian training for the upcoming Summer Games, during opening ceremonies for the National Disabled Veterans Winter Sports Clinic. VA photo (Click photo for screen-resolution image);high-resolution image available. Positioned slopeside yesterday to encourage their fellow...

Full article: http://www.defense.gov/news/newsarticle.aspx?id=67709

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