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This year, 17 service members will be representing the United States at the Rio summer Olympics.
There are few greater honors than getting to represent your country on the world stage. But for 17 service members who do that every day in the field, going to the Olympics in Rio, Brazil this summer holds twice the privilege.
When these 17 extraordinary men and women head to the Olympic arena in August, they will be taking their patriotism to a new level, and hopefully bringing back some gold for Team U.S.A.
Army Sgt. Hillary Bor, 3,000 Meter Steeplechase
Army PFC Paul Chelimo, Modern Pentathlon
Army Sgt. Glenn Eller, Double Trap Shotgun
Army Sgt. 1st Class Joe Guzman, Boxing Coach
Air Force Cadet David Higgins, Prone Rifle
Army 2nd Lt. Sam Kendricks, Pole Vault
Naval Academy Graduate Edward King, Rowing
Army Spc. Shadrack Kipchirchir, 10 Kilometer
Army Spc. Leonard Korir, 10 Kilometer
Army Spc. Dan Lowe, Air Rifle
Army Sgt. Elizabeth Anne Marks, Paralympic Swimming
Army Sgt. Michael McPhail, 50 Meter Prone Rifle
Army Staff Sgt. John Nunn, Race Walking
Army Sgt. Josh Richmond, Double Trap Shotgun
Army Sgt. 1st Class Keith Sanderson, Pistol Shooting
Army Sgt. Nathan Schrimsher, Modern Pentathlon
Air Force 1st Lt. Cale Simmons, Pole Vault
Sarah Sicard is a staff writer with Task & Purpose.
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