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2011 Warrior Games: The medal count

Over the weekend, Team Navy/Coast Guard wrapped up participation in the 2011 Warrior Games with an impressive second place finish in the team competition. In total, the team earned 27 medals during the games but, perhaps more importantly, the team left […]


Former Coast Guard Petty Officer 3rd Class Michael Bell celebrates his first Warrior Games medal with his mother in 2010. He received a bronze medal in recumbent cycling. Photo courtesy of Navy Safe Harbor.

2011 Warrior Games: A mother’s perspective

Written by April Richie, mother of Team Navy/Coast Guard member Michael Bell. At about 10:30 p.m. on a cold November evening in 2007, I received a phone call that changed my life. My son, Mike, was in the hospital, a […]


Former Coast Guard Petty Officer Michael Bell carries the traditional torch during the opening ceremonies of the 2011 Warrior Games. U.S. Navy photo by Zona T. Lewis, Navy Safe Harbor.

2011 Warrior Games opening ceremonies

Written by Navy Safe Harbor Public Affairs. In an atmosphere filled with pride and patriotism, over 200 Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen, Marines and Coast Guardsmen opened the 2011 Warrior Games at the U.S. Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs, Colo., on […]


Coast Guard veteran Christopher Shunk training for the 2011 Warrior Games in Colorado Springs. Photo courtesy of Navy Safe Harbor.

Shipmate of the Week – Coast Guardsmen of the Warrior Games

This week, we honor three wounded Coast Guard veterans who continue to represent their country on a different field of battle – competitive sports. Lt. Sancho Johnson, Chief Petty Officer Christopher Shunk and Petty Officer 3rd Class Michael Bell will represent the Coast Guard in the 2nd annual Warrior Games.