Alumni & Friends

In 2004, Melissa Stockwell (Comm) became the first woman to lose a limb in the Iraq War when she lost her leg to an IED during a routine patrol in Iraq. After a long and challenging recovery, she went on to win three paratriathlon world championships and a bronze medal at the 2016 Rio Paralympics. Her memoir, The Power of Choice: My Journey from Wounded Warrior to World Champion, was published in 2020, and in 2021, she competed in the Summer Paralympics in Tokyo.

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