Skip to comments.Pascagoula native McDaniel wins gold at Warrior Games
Posted on 05/18/2013 5:24:50 AM PDT by Islander7
Anthony McDaniel of Pascagoula took home two gold and two silver medals in the 2013 Warrior Games in Colorado Springs, Colo., this week.
McDaniel won first place in both the 100- and 200-meter wheelchair races.
A 2006 Gautier High School graduate, McDaniel had his legs and left hand amputated while serving in Helmand province, Afghanistan.
On Aug. 31, 2010, McDaniel stepped on an improvised explosive device "that was instant amputation," he said.
McDaniel, who has three children, lives in San Diego. The sergeant was medically retired on the second anniversary of his injury.
Mr. McDaniel is #2
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Mr. McDaniel is a true American hero and inspiration.
“McDaniel had his legs and left hand amputated while serving in Helmand province, Afghanistan.”
“On Aug. 31, 2010, McDaniel stepped on an improvised explosive device “that was instant amputation,” he said.”
God love him! I so admire these guys and gals.
“He got involved in the Warrior Games in 2012 when a group in San Diego put together a basketball team and decided to try out. The team qualified at the trials at Camp Pendleton, Calif.Athletes must participate in at least two other events, so McDaniel signed on for track — 100, 200 and 1,500 meters. He earned a gold medal in each last year. His basketball team also took silver last year.”
Worth repeating...for emphasis.