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Wounded Army Marksmanship SGT

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  1. eric

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    I hope this URL works. This is my nephew, SSgt Joshua Olson who was severely wounded in Iraq about three years ago and lost his right leg at the hip. He has overcome a great deal to stay in the Army and is now shooting with the Army Marksmanship Training Unit in Ft. Benning. He is my hero.

    Eric
     
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    What an outstanding young man. I wish him well in his bid for the Olympics!

    Steve
     
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    Wow, makes me feel pretty humble, outstanding young man. Wish him succes. Tony
     
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    Couldn't kick-start the video...what event is he competing in?
     
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    I also had a problem getting the video started but keep playing with it. Josh competes in smallbore, prone, as he has problems standing, etc. due to the "bucket" around his hips to support the artificial leg. When he was back home a few weeks ago, I took him trapshooting and even light 1oz shells kind of rocked him back but he did well for the first time ever. He shot a 20 and a 22 and usually smoked them much quicker out of the house than I do - and I have been shooting for six years. He did not need much coaching and picked it up very quickly.

    Eric
     
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