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Jason Morgan

VETERANS IN BLUE VOL 2

VETERANS IN BLUE VOL 2

Staff Sergeant (Ret.) Jason Morgan is a competitive athlete and member of the team that represented the Air Force at the inaugural Warrior Games. Despite constant pain in his paralyzed legs, Morgan earned a silver medal in the 1,500 meter wheelchair race and also competed in the 400 meter, the backstroke and wheelchair basketball events. Sergeant Morgan is a former Air Force combat meteorologist in the special operations field. It was on a mission to South American in 1999 where the vehicle he was riding rolled woan a ravine, throwing him from the vehicle. The vehicle then landed on top of him. His back was crushed and his lungs collapsed. Six weeks later, he awoke from an induced coma. “The doctors told me that I suffered a spinal cord injury and would never walk again,” Morgan said. “It’s been 10 years since I was hurt but I have found ways to compete.”

Morgan continues to train, is scheduled to race a full marathon and plans to join the U.S. Paralympics team in the future. “Out of anything I’ve done, this has been the greatest thing for me,” he said. “This event has made me feel like a part of the Air Force again.”