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U.S. pullout from Afghanistan: VA psychologist, post-9/11 combat Veteran on impact to Vets, service members

“We as post-9/11 Veterans are very resilient and can make significant and positive contributions to society. But at the same time, our military service and the difficulties we face reintegrating to civilian life make us one of the highest-risk Veteran populations.”

By |September 1st, 2021|Research, Top Stories|9 Comments

Once seriously wounded, Army Vet finds hope in basketball, weightlifting at wheelchair games

Roy Wilkins was a football and basketball star at his North Carolina high school and competed in the same two sports at Clemson University, a big-time Division I program in South Carolina. Playing defensive back, he contributed to Clemson’s 1981 football team that finished 12-0 and won the national championship. Then, in an instant, Wilkins lost his athletic superiority – or so he thought. Serving as a command sergeant major in the Army's special forces. Wilkins was riding in an armored vehicle that went over a roadside bomb in Afghanistan in November 2004.

By |August 17th, 2021|Adaptive Sports|Comments Off on Once seriously wounded, Army Vet finds hope in basketball, weightlifting at wheelchair games
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