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2012 Marine Corps Trials Day 8

Cpl. Anthony McDaniel, native of Pascagula, Miss., chases down the ball on a fast break, followed by Joseph Negron, during the championship wheelchair basketball game of the 2012 Marine Corps Trials at Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, Calif., Feb. 21. McDaniel, who lost both legs and his left hand in an improvised explosive device blast, was a member of the East team which lost to the Allies team in the game. McDaniel and more than 300 injured Marines from the Wounded Warrior Regiment, in addition to veterans and allies, are competing in the second annual trials, which include swimming, wheelchair basketball, sitting volleyball, track and field, archery, cycling and shooting. The top 50 performing Marines will earn the opportunity to compete in the Warrior Games in Colorado Springs, Colo., in May.



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This work, 2012 Marine Corps Trials Day 8 [Image 11 of 30], by Cpl Chelsea Anderson, identified by DVIDS, is free of known copyright restrictions under U.S. copyright law.

Date Taken:02.21.2012

Date Posted:02.22.2012 01:29

Photo ID:529150

VIRIN:120221-M-II268-111

Resolution:3710x2801

Size:8.52 MB

Location:CAMP PENDLETON, CA, USGlobe

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