Monday, July 22, 2013
Mission Monday: Specialist Thompson
On June 9, 2013 U.S. Army Specialist Warren Thompson completed the Wounded Warrior Half Marathon in Irving as a summer participant with Team In Training (TNT). Warren is a familiar face to many TNT participants in North Texas, as he was a marathon coach for several years prior to enlisting in the Army in the fall of 2011 to become a combat medic. In January Warren reunited with TNT, but this time as a participant. Throughout the summer season (when he didn’t have Army commitments), he made the almost-three-hour commute from Fort Hood in Killeen, where he’s currently stationed, to Grapevine to join his North West Cities teammates for Saturday morning trainings. Not only that, he trained for the race wearing his 45-pound Army rucksack to honor his fellow military service members and those wounded in action. On race day, Warren represented the Army and TNT well – wearing both his fatigues and his purple race jersey (and his heavy rucksack)! We congratulate Warren on a successful race and season with TNT, and extend our sincere gratitude to Specialist Thompson for his service to our country.