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Heroes Ready to Compete at 2012 Warrior Games

Retired Army veteran Melissa Stockwell and Royal Marine Capt. Simon Maxwell
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Retired Army veteran Melissa Stockwell and Royal Marine Capt. Simon Maxwell

The U.S. Olympic Committee and Department of Defense held its opening ceremony today for the 2012 Warrior Games at the Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs, Colo.

More than 200 wounded, ill or injured service members from the Marine Corps, Navy, Air Force, Coast Guard and Special Operations Command are scheduled to compete in the Paralympics-style competition May 1-5.

First lady Michelle Obama delivered remarks during the opening ceremony. The Warrior Games coincide with Mrs. Obama’s “Joining Forces” and “Let’s Move!” initiative.

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