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Veterans in the Paralympics


The 2018 Winter Games may have ended, but the Olympic season isn’t over. This week, 680 athletes from 80 different countries will compete in the Paralympic games, starting on March 9th. They will compete for medals in six different sports including Nordic skiing, alpine skiing, snowboarding, wheelchair curling, sled hockey and biathlon.

Of the 74 athletes competing for team USA, 16 athletes have served in the Armed forces: seven in the Marine Corps, six in the Army, one in the Air Force, and two in the Navy. Among these athletes are four Purple Heart recipients: Dan Cnossen, Ralph DeQuebec, Rico Roman, and Travis Dodsen.


Alpine Skiing

Kevin Burton, Navy

Josh Elliot, Marine Corps


Nordic Skiing

Dan Cnossen, Navy

Sean Halstead, Air Force

Bryan Price, Army

Andy Soule, Army

Jeremy Wagner, Army


Sled Hockey

Jen Lee, Army

Rico Roman, Army

Ralph DeQuebec, Marine Corps

Travis Dodsen, Marine Corps

Luke McDermott, Marine Corps

Josh Misiewicz, Marine Corps



Jimmy Sides, Marine Corps

Michael Spivey, Marine Corps


Wheelchair Curling

Kirk Black, Army



The games will be broadcast on NBC properties starting with the Opening Ceremony on March 8th