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Ottawa CAF veteran wins silver at the Warrior Games

By Shared Services Canada Communications –

For the past two weeks, Shared Services Canada’s (SSC) Breton Carroll, a Canadian Armed Forces (Army) veteran, has been away from his office in Ottawa. He has been competing in the Warrior Games, which are hosted by the U.S. Special Operations Command.

The Warrior Games started back in 2010 to help injured military members with recovery and rehabilitation. Eight years later, over 300 wounded military members and veterans from around the world compete for medals in 11 sports.

Breton suffered a spinal injury that left one of his legs paralyzed, but he doesn’t let anything stop him. He joined three events at the Warrior Games—and won a silver medal in each one. “I left with three silver medals. I was the second highest medal winner on the Canadian team,” says Breton.

Winning three silver medals and representing Canada’s veterans’ community in a game covered by four American TV networks were the biggest highlights of Breton’s trip. But they certainly weren’t the only ones. Here are some others great moments:

  • Participating in the Warrior Games opening ceremony parade in front of an audience of over 35,000 people
  • Meeting Jon Stewart from the Daily Show
  • Meeting former NFL player, Herschel Walker
  • Having a one-on-one meeting with the Chief of Staff of the United States Air Force

“Sorry to brag, but it was a very big deal for me and the other veterans participating,” Breton admits.

With only 18 athletes participating, Canada left the Warrior Games with 12 medals! Congratulations to Breton and to all the Canadian veteran athletes who took part in the Warrior Games. You’re an example to us all.

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