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ABC Pays Tribute to Iraq War Amputee Turned Paralympics Hockey Athlete


<p>The 14 March 2014 edition of ABC's <em>World News</em> named Rico Roman, a member of Team U.S.A. in the Sochi Paralympics, its 'Person of the Week.' Roman, an Iraq War veteran who lost his left leg after his Humvee struck an IED, is now the "the star forward of the U.S. Paralympic hockey team." Amy Robach spotlighted how the Oregon native "discovered sled hockey – an outlet from the confines of a hospital room."<br /><br />Robach also pointed out how a significant percentage of the American Paralympics team come from the military:</p><p>AMY ROBACH: ...Roman is one of 18 U.S. veterans competing in the Paralympics this year. They make up over 20 percent of all the U.S. athletes –&nbsp; representatives from the Army, Air Force, Navy, Marine Corps, and Coast Guard. Roman served in the U.S. Army for nine years – three tours in Iraq.</p>

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