Army Announces 2013 Warrior Games Team
The Warrior Transition Command announced the Army team for the 2013 Warrior Games, April 3, 2013, in Alexandria, Va. Retired Capt. Melissa Stockwell, 2006 Beijing Paralympian, lit the cauldron during the opening of the 2012 Warrior Games at the U.S. Olympic Training Center, Colorado Springs, Colo., April 30, 2012. Stockwell, who lost her right leg in Iraq in 2004, and British Royal Marine Simon Maxwell, who suffered a similar loss as a result of an improvised explosive device in Afghanistan, were selected to be co-torch bearers for the 2012 Warrior Games.

ALEXANDRIA, Va. (April 3, 2013) -- The Warrior Transition Command announced the Army team for the 2013 Warrior Games, here, today.

Wounded, ill and injured Soldiers and veterans trained and competed for months to be one of 50 athletes representing the Army team. Army athletes will compete against Marines Corps, Navy/Coast Guard, Air Force, Special Operations Command, and United Kingdom teams, May 11-16, at the U.S. Olympic Training Center and U.S. Air Force Academy, Colorado Springs, Colo.

The Paralympic-style competition for wounded, ill and injured service members allows athletes to compete for gold medals in shooting, swimming, archery, sitting volleyball, cycling, track and field and wheelchair basketball. In addition to winners in each event, Warrior Games feature a pentathlon format Ultimate Warrior competition and the Chairman's Cup which is awarded to the team with the highest medal score.

Warrior Games showcase the resilient spirit of wounded, ill, and injured service members from all branches of the military who have overcome significant physical and behavioral health challenges.

The 2013 Army Warrior Games Team:

Mr. Charles Allen -- Army Veteran, Cedar Hill, Texas
Spc. Quintarious Almon -- Community Based Warrior Transition Unit-Alabama
Staff Sgt. Spencer Anderson II -- 4th Aviation Brigade, Fort Carson, Colo.
Sgt. Joshua Andrew -- Warrior Transition Unit, Joint Base Lewis McChord, Wash.
Maj. John Arbino -- Warrior Transition Unit, Fort Belvoir, Va.
Mr. Charles Armstead -- Army Veteran, Killeen, Texas
Spc. Alaina Barnes -- Warrior Transition Unit, Fort Knox, Ky.
Cpt. Frank Barroqueiro -- Community Based Warrior Transition Unit-Florida
Spc. Jon Brancheau -- Warrior Transition Unit, Fort Bliss, Texas
Staff Sgt. David Carte -- Warrior Transition Unit, Fort Bliss, Texas
Ms. Ashley Crandall -- Army Veteran, Philadelphia, Pa.
Staff Sgt. Krisell Creager-Lumpkins -- Warrior Transition Unit, Fort Carson, Colo.
Maj. Thomas Davis -- Warrior Transition Unit, Fort Sam Houston, Texas
Lt. Col. Daniel Dudek -- Warrior Transition Command, Alexandria, Va.
Staff Sgt. Carlton Duncan -- Warrior Transition Unit, Fort Bragg, N.C.
Ms. Chanda Gaeth -- Army Veteran, Kempner, Texas
Master Sgt. Rhoden Galloway -- Warrior Transition Command, Fort Sam Houston, Texas
Mr. James Green Jr. -- Army Veteran, Largo, Fla.
Mr. Michael Grover -- Army Veteran, Shelby Township, Mich.
Capt. Lacey Hamilton -- Warrior Transition Unit, Fort Meade, Md.
Chief Warrant Officer 2 Alan Hart -- Warrior Transition Unit, Fort Gordon, Ga.
Mr. Sean Hook -- Army Veteran, Altoona, Pa.
Mr. Michael Kacer -- Army Veteran, Throop, Pa.
Sgt. Sean Karpf -- Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, Bethesda, Md.
Staff Sgt. Michael Lage -- Warrior Transition Unit, Fort Sam Houston, Texas
Mr. Jeremy Lee -- Army Veteran, Castle Rock, Colo.
Ms. Margaux Mange -- Army Veteran, Kent, Ohio
Sgt. Delvin Maston -- Warrior Transition Unit, Fort Sam Houston, Texas
Mr. Chad McDuffee -- Army Veteran, Ballinger, Texas
Sgt. Ryan Mcintosh -- Warrior Transition Unit, Fort Sam Houston, Texas
Mr. Blake McMinn -- Army Veteran, Arlington, Texas
Staff Sgt. Anthony Misuraca -- Warrior Transition Unit, Fort Gordon, Ga.
Sgt. Edward Patton Jr. -- Community Based Warrior Transition Unit-Florida
Mr. Michael Phillips -- Army Veteran, Hamilton, Ga.
Spc. Quinton Picone -- Warrior Transition Unit, Fort Sam Houston, Texas
Mr. Anthony Pone -- Army Veteran, Fort Worth, Texas
Mr. Perry Price -- Army Veteran, Kenneth Square, Pa.
Mr. Luis Puertas -- Army Veteran, Orlando, Fla.
Mr. Will Reynolds -- Army Veteran, Bethesda, Md.
Staff Sgt. Nathan Robbins -- Warrior Transition Unit, Fort Bliss, Texas
Mr. Anthony Robinson -- Army Veteran, Bethesda, Md.
Mr. JR Salzman -- Army Veteran, Menomonie, Wis.
Sgt. 1st Class Keoki Smythe -- Warrior Transition Unit, Fort Carson, Colo.
Mr. Juan Soto -- Army Veteran, Arlington, Texas
Sgt. Monica Southall -- Community Based Warrior Transition Unit-Virginia
Mr. Lance Thornton -- Army Veteran, Stotts City, Mo.
Spc. Elizabeth Wasil -- World Class Athlete Program, Fort Carson, Colo.
Mr. Jessie White -- Army Veteran, Aberdeen Proving Grounds, Md.
Staff Sgt. Curtis Winston -- 25th Infantry Division, Hawaii
Sgt. Kendall York -- Warrior Transition Unit, Fort Bragg, N.C.

The Warrior Transition Command, or WTC, is a major subordinate command under the U.S. Army Medical Command. WTC's mission is to develop, coordinate and integrate the Army's Warrior Care and Transition Program for wounded, ill and injured soldiers, veterans and their families.

For more information on the Warrior Transition Command or the Army's Warrior Games team visit: www.WTC.army.mil, follow on Facebook at http://facebook.com/armyWTC or Twitter at http://twitter.com/armyWTC.

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