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Wounded Navy, Coast Guard athletes compete

35 to be selected for 2013 Warrior Games team

Nov. 14, 2012 - 08:41AM   |   Last Updated: Nov. 14, 2012 - 08:41AM  |  
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HONOLULU Several dozen injured sailors and Coast Guardsmen are competing in athletic events on Oahu this week for spots on the 2013 Warrior Games Navy-Coast Guard team.

The final team roster will be presented during a ceremony aboard the Battleship Missouri Memorial on Friday.

Participants include active duty and retired service members with spinal cord injuries, traumatic brain injuries, post-traumatic stress disorder and other injuries and illnesses.

They're competing in archery, cycling, track and field, shooting, sitting volleyball, swimming, and wheelchair basketball.

The Navy said 35 wounded warriors will be selected for the Navy-Coast Guard team.

The Warrior Games is an annual competition among wounded warriors from all branches of military service.

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