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News | Aug. 26, 2022

Unexpected friendly rivals

By Robert Whetstone

The Brooke Army Medical Center Soldier Recovery Unit is more than where support for wounded, ill, and injured Soldiers receiving rehabilitative care takes place. In some rare instances, staff members find themselves in competition with a patient.

On Aug. 11, two members of the organization entered Fort Sam Houston’s Jimmy Brought Fitness Center, in a peculiar trainer-training the competition predicament.

BAMC SRU Adaptive Reconditioning Program Specialist and retired U.S. Coast Guard Petty Officer 1st Class Lorraine Currow, and retired U.S. Army Capt. Juan Torres Valenzuela reveled in the uniqueness of their situation. Both are members of their respective teams – Currow Team Navy, Torres Team Army, heading into the 2022 DoD Warrior Games, being held at the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex, Walt Disney World Resort, Florida, Aug. 19-28.

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