Corpsmen Demonstrate Resiliency and Warrior Spirit during 2016 DoD Warrior Games
Editor’s note: Navy Medicine applauds the approximately 250 wounded warrior athletes that competed in the 2016 Warrior Games. Of the 38 seriously wounded, ill and injured Sailors competing on behalf of Team Navy, seven were hospital corpsmen. Bravo Zulu to Hospital Corpsman 1st Class Shane Gilley and the following retired hospital corpsmen: Hospital Corpsman 1st Class Luis Surla, Hospital Corpsman 2nd Class Joseph Derbak, Hospital Corpsman 2nd Class Roel Espino, Hospital Corpsman 2nd Class Sonny Lemerande, Hospital Corpsman 3rd Class Bernard Lowe and Hospitalman Adam Hygema for demonstrating the resiliency and warrior spirit of service members, Veterans and their families and caregivers. Their involvement highlights how adaptive sports and athletic reconditioning activities play a fundamental role in the successful recovery and reintegration of our seriously wounded, ill and injured service members and Veterans.