Quantcast
skip navigation
Home Players & Parents Coaches Officials Team USA Membership Safety About Help

Sochi 2014: Sweeney leads USA’s military veterans

07/03/2013, 9:15am EDT
By Paralympic.org

Josh Sweeney was deployed to Afghanistan in September 2009 to serve as a US Marine Sergeant.

Just one month into his deployment, on 28 October 2009, Sweeney stepped on an improvised explosive device in the Afghan town of Nawzad, which would change his life forever.

“My buddies patched me up, and two hours later I was on a helicopter to a camp in Afghanistan where they did a little more patching up,” Sweeney said.

Upon returning to the USA, Sweeney underwent more than a dozen surgeries and started life again back home as a bilateral amputee.

Now, a little more than three years later, Sweeney is one of five military veterans on USA’s ice sledge hockey team that will be favoured to repeat as Paralympic champions at Sochi 2014.

...Continue reading the story at www.paralympic.org

Related News

Most Popular Articles

USAH Foundation & Compuware Arena Joint Statement

11/24/2014, 3:00pm EST
By USAHockey.com

Agreement in place could result in Foundation acquiring Plymouth, Michigan, facility by first half of 2015

Indy Fusion Setting an Example for Indiana Girls

11/25/2014, 4:00pm EST
By Tom Robinson - Special to USAHockey.com

Fusion help other associations develop all-girls teams

Tickets On Sale for IIHF Under-18 Women's World Championship

11/25/2014, 11:15am EST
By USAHockey.com

Event Takes Place Jan. 5-12 at HARBORCENTER in Buffalo, New York

Tag(s): News & Features