SPC. Willie Stafford, National Guard

Current Location:

   


Military Occupational Specialty (MOS)/Current Occupation:

   


WTU of Recovery:

  Warrior Transition Battalion, Fort Stewart, Georgia


Hometown:

  Daytona, Florida


School(s):

  Pine Ridge High School, Florida


Events:

  Track and Field

Injury or Illness:

  Knee injuries


Spc. Willie Stafford’s deployment activities—Iraq (2011) and in Qatar (2013)—caused bilateral knee pains. The Daytona, Florida, native was assigned to the Warrior Transition Battalion at Fort Stewart, Georgia for his recovery. “Ms. Terry at Fort Stewart Warrior Transition Battalion has been huge in supporting me during my training,” explained Stafford.

At this year’s Army Warrior Trials, Stafford received the bronze medal in the 100m sprint and silver in the 200m sprint. “I like the thrill of the competition,” said Stafford.

Stafford has a long term goal of making the U.S. Paralympics track team. He explains “I draw inspiration from Olympian Usain Bolt and the Los Angeles Laker’s Kobe Bryant.”

He will be competing in the 100m and 200m sprint track events in the 2014 Warrior Games.

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Year Event Results

2014

DoD Warrior Games Bronze 100m Open (Track and Field)