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Marines win first gold medal of the 2013 Warrior Games

Marine veteran Cpl. Manuel Jimenez of New Britain, Conn., completes in a cycling competition during the 2013 Warrior Games at the Air Force Academy. Jimenez finished fourth in his racing event. Rush sustained a fractured spine, collapsed lung, broken left ankle and damaged vocal cords from shrapnel wounds from an improvised explosive device while conducting counterinsurgency operations Afghanistan.



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This work, Marines win first gold medal of the 2013 Warrior Games [Image 4 of 10], by SSgt Heidi Agostini, identified by DVIDS, is free of known copyright restrictions under U.S. copyright law.

Date Taken:05.12.2013

Date Posted:05.12.2013 23:48

Photo ID:929959

VIRIN:130512-M-HQ478-321

Resolution:2592x1728

Size:1.93 MB

Location:COLORADO SPRINGS, CO, USGlobe

Hometown:NEW BRITAIN, CT, US

Hometown:UMPQUA, OR, US

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