Staff Sgt. Smith exemplifeied resilience at the 2014 Warrior Trials
June 17, 2014
Resilience Exemplified. Staff Sgt. Mike Smith, Warrior Transition Battalion, Fort Sam Houston, Texas, exemplified resilience when his prosthetic arm broke during the cycling challenge for the 2014 U.S. Army Warrior Trials, West Point, N.Y. Despite missing his arm, Smith never gave up and ultimately finished the race through the hills and valleys of the U.S. Military Academy. The event is hosted by the Warrior Command and includes athletes from the Army, Marines and Air Force facing off in archery, basketball, cycling, track and field, swimming, shooting, sitting volleyball and wheelchair basketball. Participants in the trials include athletes with spinal cord injuries, traumatic brain injuries, visual impairment, serious illnesses and amputations.