HFOT Veterans competing in 2018 Invictus Games

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Homes For Our Troops will be well represented at the 2018 Invictus Games in Sydney this year. HFOT Veterans Marine Sgt Anthony McDaniel, Marine LCpl Matthew Grashen, and Marine Cpl Josue Barron are going to be representing the United States during the games, which start Saturday, Oct. 20.

Prince Harry started the games in 2014 to showcase the unrelenting drive and spirit of injured Service members through sport during their journey to recovery. Sporting events include wheelchair basketball, wheelchair rugby, sitting volleyball, and rowing.

Sgt McDaniel and LCpl Grashen competed in last year’s games along with HFOT Veteran Marine Cpl Kionte Storey. HFOT home recipients Army SFC Charles Armstead, Marine Cpl Travis Greene, and Marine Sgt Gabriel Martinez have also participated in the Invictus Games in years past.

This will be Josue Barron’s first time at the games, he will be competing in wheelchair basketball, rugby, and hand cycling. “I’ve lost and I’ve won and lost again, but I’m here to win more than a medal and I’m not here to prove anything to anyone. I’m here to compete with all my heart in honor of my fallen 3/5 Brothers, I’m here to represent the Marine Corps and, most importantly, represent wounded Veterans and athletes with disabilities,” Josue says.

For more information and a full list of events visit the Invictus Games website.