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Marine veteran Sgt. Gabriel Martinez, 24, from Golden, Colo., races toward the finish of the men’s 100-meter at the 2013 Marine Corps Trials aboard Camp Pendleton, Calif., March 5. Martinez, a bilateral amputee, was injured from an improvised explosive device while conducting a route clearance patrol on Thanksgiving Day, 2010. Martinez was serving as a combat engineer attached to 2nd Battalion, 6th Marine Regiment at the time of his injury. Martinez and 49 other wounded, ill and injured Marines will go on to represent the Corps at the 2013 Warrior Games. The All-Marine Warrior Games Team will go head to head against the other branches of the Armed Forces May 11-17, at the Olympic Training Center and the Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, Colo.

MARINE CORPS BASE QUANTICO, Va., (March 18, 2013)-- The Marine Corps Wounded Warrior Regiment hosted the third annual Marine Corps Trials aboard Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, Calif., March 1- 6. The Trials served as a preamble for the Regiment’s Warrior Athlete Reconditioning program to select 50 athletes to represent the Corps at the 2013 Warrior Games.

The Warrior Games is a Paralympic-style competition for wounded, ill and injured service members. The All-Marine Warrior Games Team will go head to head against the other branches of the Armed Forces May 11-17, at the Olympic Training Center and the Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, Colo. The All-Marine team will defend their first place title by competing in swimming, shooting, cycling, wheelchair basketball, archery, volleyball, and track and field.

Here is your 2013 All-Marine Warrior Games Team:

Gunnery Sgt. Nicole Adams- West
Cpl. Josue Barron- Veteran
Staff Sgt. Mathew Benack- Veteran
Cpl. Zach Blair- Veteran
Gunnery Sgt. Keith Buckmon- Veteran
Sgt. Rafael Cervantes- West
Cpl. Marcus Chischilly- West
Lance Cpl. Brennan Cleveland- East
Sgt. Evan Davis- Veteran
Cpl. Breanna Dill- West
Sgt. Kristie Ennis- West
Cpl. Angel Gomez- Veteran
Cpl. Travis Greene- Veteran
Cpl. Ray Hennagir- Veteran
Lance Cpl. Joshua Jablon- Veteran
Staff Sgt. Ronnie Jimenez- West
Gunnery Sgt. Bryce Keene- East
Cpl. Kevork Khachadorian- East
PFC Artem Lazukin- West
Capt. Derek Lui- Veteran
Sgt. Steven Lunt- Veteran
Lance Cpl. Levi Marshall- Veteran
Sgt. Gabriel Martinez- Veteran
Sgt. Anthony McDaniel- Veteran
Sgt. Clayton McDaniel- West
Cpl. Steward Moss- East
Master Sgt. Dionisias Nicholas- Veteran
Sgt. Bobby Norman- Veteran
Staff Sgt. Jason Pennock- West
Sgt. Kenneth Perio- West
Lance Cpl. Luke Prentice- Veteran
Staff Sgt. Jason Quinones- West
Cpl. Jonathan Ray - West
Cpl. Kyle Reid- West
Sgt. Brian Riley- Veteran
Sgt. Eric Rodriguez- West
Capt. Richard Rush - Veteran
Cpl. Jorge Salazar- West
Staff Sgt. Jauntianne Saleigh- West
Cpl. Ivan Sears- East
Staff Sgt. Phillip Shockley- East
Sgt. Joey Smith- Veteran
Cpl. Richard Stalder- Veteran
Sgt. Joseph Taschler- West
Sgt. Jorge Toledo- West
Master Gunnery Sgt. Bill Van Hoy- West
Sgt. Allen Young- West
Sgt. Lori Yrigoyen- West

The Warrior Games are open to the public. For a list of events please go to: http://shooting.usoc.org/US-Paralympics/Military/Warrior-Games-presented-by-Deloitte/Competition-Schedules.aspx

The United States Marine Corps Wounded Warrior Regiment provides and facilitates non-medical care to combat and non-combat wounded, ill, and injured Marines, and sailors attached to or in direct support of Marine units and their family members in order to assist them as they return to duty or transition to civilian life. The Regimental Headquarters element, located in Quantico, Va., commands the operations of two Wounded Warrior Battalions located at Camp Pendleton, Calif., and Camp Lejeune, N.C., and multiple detachments in locations around the globe.

For more information on the USMC Wounded Warrior Regiment or the Warrior Athlete Reconditioning program go to: www.woundedwarriorregiment.org, http://Facebook.com/wwr.usmc, or call the Sgt. Merlin German Wounded Warrior Call Center 24/7 at (877) 487-6299.


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Date Taken:03.19.2013

Date Posted:03.19.2013 09:51

Location:QUANTICO, VA, USGlobe

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