Wounded veteran helps Team USA to paratriathlon sweep on 9/11
Melissa Stockwell competes — and wins, as she did on Sunday — with a “Never Forget 9/11/01” sticker on her bike.
She was in the ROTC in Colorado when the Twin Towers fell; in 2004, she would serve in Iraq, where she became the first female American soldier to lose a limb in active combat — in this case, her leg to a roadside bomb.
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On Sunday, the 15th anniversary of 9/11, she helped Team USA sweep the medals in the paratriathlon at the 2016 Paralympic Games in Rio.
.@HailStormUSA, @AllysaSeely, & @MStockwell01 made history today with their #paratriathlon podium SWEEP! 🇺🇸 pic.twitter.com/aDI4oK8ZsP
— U.S. Paralympics (@USParalympics) September 11, 2016 Read more…
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