Marines made a strong showing at the first ever Warrior Games last week, winning at least five gold medals.
Among those participating in the games in Colorado Springs, Colo., was former Marine Travis Greene, who was recently featured on NBC’s Nightly News with Brian Williams. Check out the story here:
Greene enlisted in the Marine Corps in December 2002 and became an 0311 rifleman. In 2008, on his third deployment to Iraq, an IED hit his convoy near Ramadi. After he rushed to the aid of fellow Marines, a second IED detonated and gravely injured him. As a result, both of his legs were amputated above the knees, but after a long recovery, he picked up sports and hasn’t looked back since.
He is also now the founder of Idaho Warrior Sports and Recreation, a non-profit that helps the state’s wounded warriors recover through sports.