SSG Eric Pardo, Veteran

Current Location:

  San Antonio, Texas


Military Occupational Specialty (MOS)/Current Occupation:

  Not Specified


Warrior Transition Unit:

  Brooke Army Medical Center, Fort Sam Houston, Texas


Hometown:

  North Bergen, New Jersey


School(s):

  Not Specified


Events:

  Sitting Volleyball, Cycling, Swimming

Injury or Illness:

  Back Injuries, PCL Tear, Right Ankle (Nerve Damage) and Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)


Staff Sgt. Eric Pardo is very excited to compete in the Warrior Games as a member of Team Army. “It is an amazing feeling and one that I find difficult to describe. Training and competing has been something that has assisted me in not only my healing process but also in my transition into civilian life,” said Pardo. It has shown Staff Sgt. Pardo that he is more resilient than he ever believed he could be. “I have been able to focus and redirect my thoughts in a way that I can function in a more productive and healthy manner when my pain and stress levels are high or low,” added Pardo.

Adaptive sports training and competition has taught Staff Sgt. Pardo that no matter what limitations or restrictions are put on him physically, he can always find a way to overcome them mentally. “My mind controls my body, not the other way around,” said Pardo.

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Year Event Results

2014

U.S. Army Warrior Trials

2015

DoD Warrior Games Gold Sitting Volleyball
Silver Men’s 50m Breaststroke 5.5 Lower (Swimming)