After a week of fierce competition, Coast Guard representatives in the 2017 Warrior Games are going home with accolades. The four Coasties played a role on an overall Navy/Coast Guard team, and together they earned many team and individual medals. They competed in archery, cycling, field, shooting, sitting volleyball, swimming and track.
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Though Krissy Esget recently earned a gold medal in shooting and several personal bests in swimming at the Navy Coast Guard Pacific Trials, just five years ago she was struck by a drunk driver and awoke in a hospital bed with multiple injuries. She doesn’t let her injuries hold her back, however. This year she will be first female Coast Guardsman to participate in the Invictus Games.
“This event was a huge step in my mental recovery which means more than any medal I could ever receive,” said Retired Petty Officer 3rd Class Krissy Esget. “I want to thank all of my coaches, my family and friends, and Navy Wounded Warrior (NWW) – Safe Harbor for standing behind me. It showed me I’m not alone.”
“In this life, you have to have a good support system or it’ll be hard for you to make it,” said Johnson. “Whether it’s family, friends, coworkers or teammates, you definitely need a good support system in order to live this lifestyle.”
Competition is underway for the three Coast Guard men and women competing on behalf of Team Navy at the 2015 Department of Defense Warrior Games. The team includes retired, Reserve and Active Duty service members – from across the country – who are seriously wounded, ill and injured.
Not long ago, I was in a dark place. Thankfully, the kindness of others, and my involvement in adaptive sports, brought much-needed light to my life. Last week, I participated in the 2015 Wounded Warrior Pacific Trials, and I was smiling from the moment the wheels of my plane touched down in Honolulu.