Army torch bearer, retired Spc. Luis Puertas claims gold at Warrior Games
Photo Credit: Staff Sgt. Brent Powell, 210th Mobile Public Affairs Detachment
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. - Retired Army Spc. Luis Puertas, a native of Orlando, Fla., celebrates as he crosses the finish line first after completing the Men's 1500 meter (above the knee single and double amputee) race at the U.S. Air Force Academy here May 14, during the 2013 Warrior Games. Puertas's impressive run helped him claim his first gold medal at the Warrior Games. The Warrior Games are a weeklong annual event pitting more than 260 wounded service members from across the Department of Defense and United Kingdom against each other in a goodwill competition. The competitions will cover seven sports: archery, cycling, shooting, sitting-volleyball, swimming, track and field, and wheelchair basketball. Warrior Games are representative of a great Warrior Care and Transition Program that heals and transitions Soldiers back into the Army or their communities with dignity and self-determination. (U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Brent Powell, 210th Mobile Public Affairs Detachment)
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