MSG Daniel Hendrix, Active Duty

Current Location:

  Colorado Springs, Colorado


Military Occupational Specialty (MOS)/Current Occupation:

  79R (Recruiter); 14S (Avenger Crew Member)


WTU of Recovery:

  Warrior Transition Battalion, Fort Carson, Colorado


Hometown:

  Akron, Ohio


School(s):

  Manchester High School, Ohio; Post University, Connecticut (BA)


Events:

  Track and Field, Wheelchair Basketball, Wheelchair Rugby, Sitting Volleyball, Swimming

Injury or Illness:

  Injured in a skydiving accident


Master Sgt Daniel Hendrix’s life changed in 2012 when he was injured in a skydiving accident. After a year of medical treatment, doctors were forced to amputate his leg.

During his recovery in Texas, Hendrix was introduced to wheelchair basketball through the Center for the Intrepid (CFI). “Adaptive sports have given me a level playing field after a life-changing injury,” said Hendrix. “This is my opportunity to compete at a high level once again.”

Now Hendrix is a member of the Denver Rolling Nuggets, a Colorado-based wheelchair basketball team. “Twenty-one years in the Army has made me very competitive,” he said. “Through the Adaptive Reconditioning Program, I have the ability to still compete even though I am injured.”

One of the keys to Hendrix’s recovery is his family. “They have been my rock through all of my training,” said Hendrix. “My brother has been there from the beginning. He put his job on hold and came down to help me in my recovery.”

Hendrix’s long-term goal is to invest more of himself in the Adaptive Reconditioning Program. “I find the more I invest in sports the better I feel, physically and mentally.”

“This is an honor to represent the U.S. in the Invictus Games,” he said. “We can show the rest of the world the resilience and resolve of the American soldier.”

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Year Event Results

2014

U.S. Army Warrior Trials

2014

Invictus Games
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