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Wounded Air Force EOD technician from JBLM competing in military Warrior Games this week

Post by Adam Ashton / The News Tribune on May 3, 2012 at 11:22 am |
May 3, 2012 11:23 am
Technical Sgt. Keith Sekora of Issaquah is on the Air Force team this week at the Warrior Games in Colorado. Photo courtesy U.S. Air Force

Two weeks ago, we wrote about a pair of Joint Base Lewis-McChord soldiers who were heading to Colorado to participate in this year’s Warrior Games for wounded and ill service members. It turns the base south of Tacoma sent at least one airman, too.

He’s Technical Sgt. Keith Sekora of the 446th Reserve Airlift Wing, an explosive ordnance disposal technician was wounded by shrapnel during a deployment to Afghanistan two years ago. Air Force writer Master Sgt. Jake Chappelle reported that Sekora “suffered a series of four strokes and was left with post-traumatic stress disorder, memory loss, vertigo and loss of feeling on the left side of his body.

He’s competing in this year’s Warrior Games in the standing shot put and discuss events, as well is in a 50-meter freestyle race and a combined 200-meter freestyle relay. Sekora is also a member of the Air Force’s sitting volleyball team.

“I’m overwhelmed with the privilege of being on the Air Force Warrior team,” Sekora told Chappelle. “Being a member of this team proves to me, that I can still do things and play sports with my disabilities. It also allows me to represent the Air Force and the EOD community and compete against other wounded warriors in the other service branches.”

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