Warrior Games Profile - Christopher D’Angelo

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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 Note: Some profile information in the graphics may be outdated due to recent birthdays or events.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. Christopher D’Angelo

Team: Invictus and Warrior Games
Sports: Rowing, Wheelchair Basketball, Rugby, and Shooting DOB: 5 December 1980
Birthplace: Philadelphia, PA
Hometown: Philadelphia, PA
Current Residence: Great Falls, Montana
Injury: Loss of hearing, Nerve damage to left side, TBI

Personal Profile:

TSgt Christopher D’Angelo enlisted into the Air Force in February 2000 as a Civil Engineer with the 819th Red Horse Squadron. In January 2008, while on a recon mission in Iraq, lead gunner D’Angelo was hit by a roadside IED. He was evacuated to Bagdad International Air Base, Iraq. After 3 years of recovery at home station and Walter Reed, Christopher was returned to active status and remains on active duty. His wife, Chanda, and three children also help him stay true and keep on the right track to recovery every day.

Personal/Professional Achievements:

Purple Heart Recipient
2 Air Force Commendation Medal
3 Air Force Achievement Medal
Army Achievement Medal
Navy Achievement Medal
Air Force Combat Action Medal
Attended Park University and Ashford University to obtain bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering 7 time deployed
2014 Invictus Games Silver Medalist – Wheelchair Basketball