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November 17, 2009
Wounded Warrior Transition Unit Muster at Kliever Memorial Armory- Photo Release
 
091117-F-6642T-054: Bill Loyd demonstrates how to pick the basketball up with one hand while playing wheelchair basketball to wounded warrior Spc. Ben Walters. The event was sponsored by the Community Based Warrior Transition Unit (CBWTU) and was held at Kliever Memorial Armory Nov. 17. According to Sgt. Harold Smith a member of the CBWTU the days events brought wounded warriors from Oregon, California, Nevada and Washington together to gain hands-on experience from disabled athletes who showcased a number of paraplegic sports including basketball, rugby and cycling.

091117-F-6642T-280: Spc. Michelle Siebold took part in the program and learned how to ride a bike specially set up for paraplegic riders after retuning from Iraq pending thyroid removal surgery scheduled for the next day Nov. 18. She deployed with the 41st Infantry Brigade Combat Team and spent six months in-country prior to coming back pending surgery.

091117-F-6642T-124: Bill Loyd takes a shot during a scrimmage showcasing wheelchair basketball for members of the Community Based Warrior Transition Unit comprised of wounded soldiers from Oregon, California, Washington, and Nevada who participated in a monthly muster. The day's events served as a demonstration of the capabilities of paraplegic's in sports.

091117-F-6642T-289: Sgt. Harold Smith a member of the Community Based Warrior Transition Unit briefs wounded warriors and thanks the paraplegic athletes who took the time to train them following the events at Kliever Memorial Armory Nov. 17. The muster for the injured soldiers brought wounded warriors from Oregon, California, Nevada and Washington together to gain hands-on experience from disabled athletes who showcased a number of paraplegic sports including basketball, rugby and cycling.
 
Contact Info: CPT Stephen Bomar
Oregon Military Dept. Public Affairs Officer
503-584-3885