Melissa Stockwell, an American two-time Paralympian an d former U.S. Army officer lives a happily married life with Brian. They have two children together.
Melissa Stockwell; first female American soldier in the history to lose a limb in active combat and also the first Iraq War veteran completing the Paralympic Games.
Similarly, she is living a happy married life with her husband Brian. The couple has a son Dallas who is currently three years old with a sweet daughter Milielynn who is just about a month old.
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Melissa Stockwell: Her Married Life with Husband Brian
Melissa tied a knot to Brian most probably in the year 2008 after dating for a while and they are living happily since then. The couple also has an adorable son named Dallas.
Dallas is almost 3-year-old and loves to play with Melissa's service dog, Jake.
Melissa and her husband Brian in a photo shoot, Source: Player Wives & Girlfriends
Melissa has faced a series of changes in her life since past decades. She said;
"A lot has changed. I’ve grown as a person in the past eight years. I’m remarried. I have a son. I know the work it takes to get to the Paralympic Games."
With a series of good news following the life of the couple, Melissa gave birth to her second child Millielynn in the month of August 2017.
We are sure that Melissa and her partner has a wonderful family life with two children.
You can see the adorable baby in some of these posts.
Melissa Stockwell: See her Career
Melissa was assigned to the First Cavalry Division at Ft. Hood, Texas as was deployed to Iraq in March 2004.
She was the first lieutenant and first female soldier to lose a limb in the Iraq War. The incident happened when a roadside bomb exploded when she was leading a convoy in Baghdad.
"I think in Beijing, it was all about the journey at that point. Four years prior, I had lost my leg and overcame that. I was really just proud to be there, represent the U.S. and honored to carry the flag during the Closing Ceremony."
After her retirement from the military service she currently works as a prosthetist and served on the board of directors of the Wounded Warrior Project from 2005-2014.
She competed in three swimming events, the 100m butterfly, 100m freestyle, and 400m freestyle at the 2008 Summer Paralympics.
She also represented the 2010 ITU Paratriathlon World Championships in Budapest and won the Women's TRI-2 class.
Melissa is at the top of the ITU's rankings in the women's TRI-2 class as of 2013 January.
She is a Level 1 USAT Triathlon coach and co-founder of Dare2Tri, a Chicago-based triathlon club specifically for athletes with a disability.
VIDEO Quick Facts about Melissa Stockwell
Born on 31 January 1980 in Grand Haven, Michigan.
Graduated from the University of Colorado in 2002.
Joined the ROTC at the same university in her sophomore year.
Was a senior in college when September 11, 2001, attack happened.
Was awarded the Bronze Star and the Purple Heart for her dedication in Iraq.
Became the first Iraq veteran selected for the Paralympics.
Named USAT Paratriaathlete of the Year in 2010 and 2011.
Won a bronze medal in the PT2 category at the 2016 Paralympics.
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