SPC Quintarious Almon, Reserve

Current Location:

  Birmingham, Alabama


Military Occupational Specialty (MOS)/Current Occupation:

  Adaptive Sports Specialist


WTU of Recovery:

  Warrior Transition Battalion, Fort Benning, Georgia


Hometown:

  Anniston, Alabama


School(s):

  Saks High School, Anniston, Alabama; Breckinridge School of Nursing at ITT Technical Institute


Events:

  Track

Injury or Illness:

  Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)


Before 2010, Spc. Quin Almon’s dreams and goals centered on the gridiron, but a vehicle accident causing a traumatic brain injury and prompting vision and memory loss created a need for a new strategy. “I was depressed that I couldn’t play football any longer,” shared Almon. “Then, I was asked about running track. Now, I ran in high school, but it was still a little scary. I tried it, and loved it!”

It was a fellow Soldier at the Warrior Transition Unit at Fort Benning, Georgia, who opened up new and previously unforeseen opportunities for Almon. Since that dynamic shift, he has participated in the 2011, 2012 and 2013 Warrior Games and is looking forward to competing again in Colorado Springs this year.

“Running provides another way to still stay involved in sports and has helped me get over the depression of not playing football,” said Almon. “Besides, it gives me energy to do my job and helps me with motivation and goal setting.”

Right now, Almon has set goals for finishing his nursing program, which includes developing tips and resources to cope with short term memory retention. He is taking classes while helping fellow service members learn adaptive sports at a local Olympic/Paralympic facility.

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Year Event Results

2014

Warrior Games Silver 100m Open (Track and Field)