SSG Allan Armstrong, Active

Current Location:

  Bethesda, Maryland


Military Occupational Specialty (MOS)/Current Occupation:

  Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, Maryland


WTU of Recovery:

  Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, Maryland


Hometown:

  San Antonio, Texas


School(s):

  Killeen High School, Texas; American Military University, West Virginia


Events:

  Track and Field, Swimming, Sitting Volleyball

Injury or Illness:

  Vehicle Collision Resulting in Right Leg Above-The-Knee Amputation


Staff Sgt. Allan Armstrong delivered a strong performance in the 2014 Warrior Trials in June, bringing home one gold, two silver and three bronze medals. Competing in swimming and track, Armstrong has used adaptive reconditioning to regain strength, confidence and new skills following a September 2013 vehicle collision while riding his motorcycle.

“I knew my life would never be the same again,” he said. “I left work that day and was safely riding through the back roads when a vehicle lost control, instantly pinning my leg between the motorcycle and vehicle.”

Armstrong was treated at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Bethesda, Maryland. Through focused therapy, he worked hard to learn to walk again, and through adaptive sports, to learn to compete again. The support he received at Bethesda, coupled with the love and support of his wife and Family, helped him get to the Warrior Trials and has propelled him to his first Warrior Games, as well.

As Armstrong has learned, it is one step at a time. “It takes a step at a time to recover. Participating in track events helps me run faster, and if I can run faster, I can certainly walk faster,” he said. “Learning how to walk again is a challenge, but I have a valuable support system.”

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Year Event Results

2014

Warrior Games Gold 100m (Track and Field)
Gold 200m (Track and Field)
Gold 1500m (Track and Field)
Bronze 50mfree (Swimming)
Silver 100mfree (Swimming)
Silver 50mback (Swimming)
Bronze 50mBreast(Swimming)