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Wolfowitz Honors Disabled Vets at Clinic
SNOWMASS VILLAGE, Colo., April 4, 2005 – Deputy Defense Secretary Paul Wolfowitz called more than 350 disabled veterans gathered here “an inspiration to the rest of us” and praised them for demonstrating “courage and determination” as they work at rebuilding their lives. Wolfowitz joined the veterans for the 19th National Disabled Veterans Winter Sports Clinic, a program that helps veterans with disabilities push their limits and discover their capabilities. Story
Leaders Praise Work of Clinic Volunteers
SNOWMASS VILLAGE, Colo., April 6, 2005 – Deputy Defense Secretary Paul Wolfowitz praised the army of volunteers behind the National Disabled Veterans Winter Sports Clinic and their successes in helping disabled veterans confront new challenges and build self-confidence. The deputy secretary, here for the 19th winter sports clinic, recognized “the extraordinary effort” the more than 500 volunteers put forward in orchestrating the six-day program for some 350 disabled veterans. Story
Celebrities Laud, Encourage Disabled Vets
SNOWMASS VILLAGE, Colo., April 4, 2005 – Actress Bo Derek said she wouldn’t have missed the opportunity to mingle with more than 350 disabled veterans gathered here at the 19th National Disabled Veterans Winter Sports Clinic. “It’s such a positive, happy experience, and it’s so wonderful to see all the attention going to the veterans who deserve it so much,” said Derek, national honorary chairwoman for the Department of Veterans Affairs National Rehabilitation Special Events. Story
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Disabled Veterans Sports Clinic
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A disabled veteran demonstrates sit-ski techniques at the 19th National Disabled Veterans Winter Sports Clinic at Snowmass Village, Colo., on April 4, 2005. Defense Dept. photo by U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Cherie A. Thurlby
Paralyzed Marine Provides Example
SNOWMASS VILLAGE, Colo., April 6, 2005 – From the moment he became paralyzed while rescuing a fJoey Avelloneellow Marine four years ago, Joey Avellone refused to accept life on the sidelines. Today, he’s a volunteer peer counselor for other disabled veterans in St. Louis and a role model for newly injured veterans, including those of Operations Enduring Freedom and Iraqi Freedom who are here at the 19th National Disabled Veterans Winter Sports Clinic. Story
Vietnam-Era Veteran Inspires Troops
Bruce GibbingsSNOWMASS VILLAGE, Colo., April 5, 2005 – Bruce Gibbings remembers the heartache of the motorcycle accident that landed him in a wheelchair, bringing an abrupt halt to his competitive National Standard Race skiing. Today he is back on the slopes with the recognition that the sky’s the limit in terms of what he can do. Story
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