Wounded Warriors Compete in Air Rifle, Pistol Events at 2013 Warrior Games in Colorado

Department of Defense Photo Essay

  • Competitors line up to fire air rifles during the 2013 Warrior Games at the U.S. Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs, Colo., May 13, 2013. More than 200 wounded, ill, and injured service members and veterans will compete in the games, which run through May 16.  DOD photo by EJ Hersom
  • Marine Corps Pvt. 1st Class Artem Lazukin fires an air rifle during the 2013 Warrior Games at the U.S. Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs, Colo., May 13, 2013.  DOD photo by EJ Hersom
  • Navy Petty Officer 1st Class John Kremer lines up a shot to win gold in the air rifle prone SH1 event during the 2013 Warrior Games in Colorado Springs, Colo., May 13, 2013.  DOD photo by EJ Hersom
  • Marine Corps Gunnery Sgt. Ernesto Acauino prepares a shot in a shootoff to earn a silver medal in the air rifle prone SH2 event, which is for competitors who require a spring stand to support a rifle, in the 2013 Warrior Games in Colorado Springs, Colo., May 12, 2013. Aquino also took bronze in the SH2 Standing air rifle event.  DOD photo by EJ Hersom
  • Marine Corps Sgt. Jorge Toledo fires his air rifle during the permanent disability shooting competition at the 2013 Warrior Games at the U.S. Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs, Colo., May 13, 2013. Toledo is assigned to Wounded Warrior Battalion West. U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Corey Dabney
  • Marine Corps veterans Gunnery Sgt. Pedro Aquino and Cpl. Angel Gomez, congratulate one another after tying for a gold medal during an air rifle shooting competition at the 2013 Warrior Games aboard the U.S. Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs, Colo., May 13, 2013. U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Corey Dabney
  • Marine Corps veteran Corporal Richard Stalder, left, gets a group hug after winning the air rifle standing SH2 event, which is for competitors who require a spring stand to support a rifle, during the 2013 Warrior Games in Colorado Springs, Colo., May 12, 2013.  DOD photo by EJ Hersom
  • Ret. Marine Corps Capt. Richard Rush fires a shot in the 10mm air pistol event during the 2013 Warrior Games in Colorado Springs, Colo., May 13, 2013. DOD photo by EJ Hersom
  • A computer screen shows where air pistol shots land during the 2013 Warrior Games competition at the U.S. Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs, Colo., May 13, 2013. DOD photo by EJ Hersom
  • Marine Corps veteran Master Sgt. Dionisios H. Nicholas shoots to win a pistol SH1 competition, which includes all competitors with a permanent physical disability, during the 2013 Warrior Games in Colorado Springs, Colo., May 12, 2013.  DOD photo by EJ Hersom
  • Marine Corps veteran Master Sgt. Dionisios H. Nicholas cheers after wining a gold medal in the air pistol permanent disability shooting competition at the 2013 Warrior Games during the U.S. Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs, Colo., May 13, 2013. U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Corey Dabney
  • Marine Corps shooting team members gathers to celebrate their dominant medal count in the shooting events during the 2013 Warrior Games in Colorado Springs, Colo., May 12, 2013. The Marines won 13 of 24 medals of the day, including four gold medals. DOD photo by EJ Hersom