Ever wanted to know what it’s like to ski at the National Disabled Veterans Winter Sports Clinic? We’ll let Coast Guard Veteran Chris Devlin-Young show you.

Devlin-Young is a four-time Paralympic medalist, World Cup champion and 10-time U.S. national champion. His competitive resume boasts more than 160 career wins. While serving in Alaska with the Coast Guard in 1982, a plane crash left him paralyzed below the waist. Never one to give up, Devlin-Young was introduced to skiing and raced at the first Winter Sports Clinic.  He hasn’t slowed down since.

Devlin-Young and three other Veteran athletes joined us before the Sochi 2014 Paralympic Winter Games to talk about VA’s Adaptive Sports program.  You can watch that discussion here.

 

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Published on Apr. 7, 2016

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  1. DannyG April 8, 2016 at 12:07 pm

    As a Disabled (native) AMERICAN Veteran, I am highly upset that DAV has essentially obliterated the Red, White, & Blue from their new logo. WE served America, & the colors of OUR country ARE NOT lime green & black! I encourage all Americans, veteran or not, to contact the DAV HQ (877 426-2838, opt. 4), & remind them of this fact! Id cards, vans, next they will want to change the flag we served under!
    If they don’t change the logo, to include OUR COLORS, I will disown DAV !!, & encourage every vet I know to do the same!
    GOD BLESS AMERICA – THE LAND OF RED, WHITE, AND BLUE!

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