Injured Boise Marine prepares to compete in Warrior Games

May 8, 2013 

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Cpl. Travis Greene from Boise shoots during wheelchair basketball practice at the 2013 All-Marine Warrior Games team training camp on Fort Carson, in Colorado Springs, Colo. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Sharon Kyle)

SHARON KYLE — U.S. Marines

Marine Cpl. Travis Greene is honing his wheelchair basketball skills as he prepares to compete in the fourth-annual Warrior Games.

A graduate of Twin Falls High School who now lives in Boise, Greene was injured in an explosion in Iraq in 2005 - losing both of his legs.

The Warrior Games is a Paralympic-style competition to elevate wounded, ill and injured service members' abilities through athletic competition. Contests include swimming, track and field, volleyball, wheelchair basketball, cycling, shooting and archery.

This year's Games are planned for May 10-16 at the Olympic Training Center and Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, Colo. There, the All-Marine team will defend its first place title against the Army, Navy/Coast Guard, Air Force and SOCOM.

Watch Greene talk about the Games and his injuries in the videos below.

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