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Injured Marines To Compete In Marine Corp Trials

Aired 2/28/13 on KPBS Midday Edition.

Guests

Phil Bryant, Wounded Warrior Battalion West

Staff Sgt. Anthony Rios

Transcript

The war is drawing to a close for U.S. Marines in Afghanistan, but it has left in its wake thousands of men and women who have lost limbs. These are service members whose wounds may heal but who will never be made whole again. Adjusting to life is both a physical and a mental adjustment. For some Marines, the Warrior Games are a powerful part of that adjustment.

The 3rd Annual Marine Corps Trials for wounded, ill and injured troops start tomorrow on Camp Pendleton and run for a week, with opening ceremonies taking place today.

Over 300 Marines will compete in a seven-sport competition, reports dvidshub.net, including archery, shooting, wheelchair basketball, sitting volleyball, swimming, cycling, and track and field. as Representatives from other countries' militaries will also compete.

Claire Trageser contributed to this report.

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