Warrior Games Profile - Corey Carter

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(Editor's Note: From September 28 to October 4, more than 40 athletes representing the Air Force will be in Colorado Springs competing in the 2014 Warrior Games. This is a profile of one of those athletes, providing a behind-the-scenes look at who they are and the sport they represent. Note: Some profile information in the graphics may be outdated due to recent birthdays or events. The most current player information is below.)


Name: Tech. Sgt. Corey Carter (Ret.)

Team: Warrior Games
Sports: Shooting, Archery
DOB: 21 Nov 1969
Birthplace: Columbus, OH Hometown: Hilliard, OH
Current Residence: Columbus, OH Injury: TBI, Upper body impairment

Personal Profile:

Retired TSgt Corey Carter was on active duty for 17.5 years working in Vehicle Operations and Maintenance. He deployed in September 2004 to Iraq and was working in convoy security details with the Army. During a mission close to the end of his tour, an explosion from a taxi car IED hit their convoy as they were attempting to block the side street. Some metal shrapnel from the blast went in-between his body armor and wounded his shoulder severing his nerves and the artery. Despite the successful surgery to re-attach the nerves in TSgt Carter’s arm, he lost mobility for almost a year. Through rehabilitation, he now has about 80% use with very limited hand dexterity. TSgt Carter is now on retired status working as a civilian with the Navy as a Vehicle Coordinator. He is married with one daughter (25 yrs) and two sons (19 and 12 yrs).

Personal/Professional Achievements:

Purple Heart Recipient
2013 Warrior Games Silver Medalist in Archery 2013 Warrior Games Medalist in Swimming