Melissa Stockwell

Veterans Day: Combat veterans Jake Woods and Melissa Stockwell | Frank Buckley Interviews

Stockwell became the first female to lose a limb in active combat in Iraq in April of 2004. The U.S. Army Second Lieutenant would return to the U.S. and turn to sports after her military service, becoming a world champion paratriathlete and a paralympic bronze medalist. During this podcast she discusses the bombing that left her wounded and her life after the military. Melissa also discusses her new book: “The Power of Choice: My Journey from Wounded Warrior to World Champion.”
Picture for Veterans Day: Combat veterans Jake Woods and Melissa Stockwell | Frank Buckley Interviews
Sioux City Journal

WATCH NOW: Paralympics medalist Melissa Stockwell talks about the power of choice

Melissa Stockwell speaks at a press conference before the start of the Siouxland Chamber of Commerce's annual dinner Friday, Sept. 30, 2021, at the Sioux City Convention Center. Stockwell, a Army veteran who lost a leg in a roadside bombing, is a bronze medal paralympion and three-time paratriathlon world champion. She delivered the event's keynote speech.

Melissa Stockwell, First Female American Soldier To Lose A Limb In Combat, Ready To Compete In Paralympics Again

(CBS NEWS) – Melissa Stockwell is returning to represent Team USA, competing in the Paratriathlon in the Tokyo Paralympics this Friday. Her journey began 17 years ago. Stockwell was a second lieutenant in the U.S. Army’s Transportation Corps when she deployed to Iraq in March of 2004. Three weeks later, within seconds, the entire trajectory of her life changed.

Meet Team USA's Paralympic Opening Ceremony Flag Bearers: Melissa Stockwell and Chuck Aoki

Melissa Stockwell and Chuck Aoki are Team USA's flag bearers for the Paralympic Games opening ceremony on Aug. 24. When Stockwell made it to the 2008 Paralympics for swimming, she became the first Iraq War veteran to qualify. This will be her third Paralympics and her second competing in paratriathlon; she claimed PT2 paratriathlon bronze in 2016 (this classification is now PTS2). Aoki is headed to his third Paralympics as a wheelchair rugby player after helping the team win a bronze medal in 2012 and a silver in 2016.