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Warrior Games open for combat wounded from Iraq and Afghanistan

May 11, 2010 |  8:55 am


Two hundred wounded, injured or ill military personnel -- including 10 from Naval Medical Center San Diego -- are gathered at the U.S. Olympic Committee training facility in Colorado Springs, Colo., for the weeklong Warrior Games.

"The cloth of your nation is proud of you today,” Air Force Gen. Victor E. Renuart Jr., commander of U.S. Northern Command and the North American Aerospace Defense Command, said at the opening ceremony Monday.  “The flag that you fought to represent is proud of you.”

The 200 participants include 100 from the Army, 50 from the Marine Corps, and 50 from the Navy, Air Force and Coast Guard. Most were wounded in combat in Iraq and Afghanistan.

Read the full story about the Warrior Games and a soldier-participant from San Diego in Tuesday's paper: Warrior Games aim to help combat-wounded military personnel back in action.

-- Tony Perry in San Diego

Photo: Team Marine Corps at the opening ceremony of the inaugural Warrior Games. Credit: Army Sgt. 1st Class Michael J. Carden