Small Town, Great Journey

Aug. 8, 2017 | By Warrior Care Staff
By most definitions, Ridgeway, Virginia, is a small town. Situated in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains on the North Carolina border, the Martinsville Speedway and the great outdoors count among the biggest attractions. U.S. Coast Guard Veteran Krissy Esget is one of fewer than one thousand people who call Ridgeway home. [caption id="attachment_8596" align="aligncenter" width="603"]
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Athletes compete in swimming during the 2017 Department of Defense (DoD) Warrior Games at University of Illinois at Chicago July 8, 2017. The DoD Warrior Games are an annual event allowing wounded, ill and injured service members and veterans to compete in Paralympic-style sports including archery, cycling, field, shooting, sitting volleyball, swimming, track and wheelchair basketball. (DoD photo by Roger L. Wollenberg)
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Athletes compete in swimming during the 2017 Department of Defense (DoD) Warrior Games at University of Illinois at Chicago July 8, 2017. The DoD Warrior Games are an annual event allowing wounded, ill and injured service members and veterans to compete in Paralympic-style sports including archery, cycling, field, shooting, sitting volleyball, swimming, track and wheelchair basketball. (DoD photo by Roger L. Wollenberg)
Photo By: Roger L. Wollenberg
VIRIN: 170808-N-ZZ098-8596
U.S. Coast Guard Veteran Krissy Esget (right) embraces U.S. Marine Corps Staff Sergeant Danielle Pothoof in celebration after completing a 2017 DoD Warrior Games swimming heat, Chicago, Illinois, July 8, 2017 Esget, a retired Petty Officer 3rd Class, was injured in a 2012 car accident resulting in medical retirement from her military career. She credits DoD’s Military Adaptive Sports Program (MASP) and
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Athletes compete in air rifle finals during the 2017 Department of Defense (DoD) Warrior Games in Chicago, Ill., July 7, 2017. The DoD Warrior Games are an annual event allowing wounded, ill and injured service members and veterans to compete in Paralympic-style sports including archery, cycling, field, shooting, sitting volleyball, swimming, track and wheelchair basketball. (DoD photo by Roger L. Wollenberg)
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Athletes compete in air rifle finals during the 2017 Department of Defense (DoD) Warrior Games in Chicago, Ill., July 7, 2017. The DoD Warrior Games are an annual event allowing wounded, ill and injured service members and veterans to compete in Paralympic-style sports including archery, cycling, field, shooting, sitting volleyball, swimming, track and wheelchair basketball. (DoD photo by Roger L. Wollenberg)
Photo By: Roger L. Wollenberg
VIRIN: 170808-N-ZZ098-8593
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