In honor of Veterans Day, Yahoo Sports would like to salute Paralympic skier Heath Calhoun who will be representing Team USA at the 2014 Sochi Olympic games.
SSG Heath Calhoun served in Iraq with the 101st Airborne Division. He
was severely injured when a rocket-propelled grenade hit his Humvee on
November 7, 2003, resulting in the amputation of both his legs above the
A competitor at the Vancouver 2010 Paralympic Winter Games, Calhoun, a father of three, was the U.S. flag bearer for the Opening Ceremony, which was the highlight of his Games. He has continued to improve in alpine skiing since 2010, winning a silver medal on the world cup circuit to start his 2013-14 season.
— Team USA