Celebrating the Soldier Athletes on Team USA

Sgt. 1st Class Josh Olson, who competes in air rifle shooting, was the first active-duty Soldier wounded in combat named to the 2012 Paralympic team.

As President Obama said in a recent Weekly Address, Americans could not be prouder of the men and women representing our country in London, in both the recently concluded Olympics and in the upcoming Paralympics. And this year, Team USA included a record number of soldier athletes, both active duty and members of our reserves. The servicemen and women competing in these games represent the best of our military, and the best of our nation.

Army Specialist Dennis Bowsher made his Olympic debut for Team USA in London, where he competed in the modern pentathlon.