Sgt. Maj. Kent: Marines 'are kicking ass' at Warrior Games

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The Marines celebrate Wednesday at the Warrior Games as the All-Marine team takes down a team of airmen in sitting volleyball. (Photo by Sgt. Michael S. Cifuentes)

The Wounded Warrior Regiment would not be denied.

Competing Wednesday in the Warrior Games in Colorado Springs, Colo., the All-Marine team swept the All-Air Force team in sitting volleyball. It already had dispatched the Army team a day earlier in the paralympic-style games, which are open to wounded, ill or injured service members.

If you’ve been reading Battle Rattle this week, you already know that Commandant Gen. Jim Amos and his wife, Bonnie, attended the event did the wave.

Sgt. Maj. Carlton Kent, the Corps’ top enlisted Marine, also visited and offered some blunt motivation for the Marines, according to this Marine Corps news account:

“It’s clear the Marines are kicking ass here,” Kent said. “The Marines have created a new kind of warfighting legacy, it’s just off the battlefield, and everyone is proud of them. [The All-Marine team] have a tremendous amount of support coming from all over the Marine Corps, and their brothers and sisters in Afghanistan are truly proud of them.”

Roger that, sir.

After watching the volleyball matches, Amos and Kent reportedly caught the final round of an archery event. Amos presented a gold medal to Sgt. Daniel Govier, and a bronze medal to Sgt. Stephen Lunt.

Not surprisingly, the All-Marine shooting team also exceled at the Warrior Games, as this news story points out.

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