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Veterans gather for adaptive sports at Pineland Farms

Mar 3, 2014
Cathy Thompson, from Northeast Passage, shows Ernesto Aquino proper technique.

Published: Lewiston-Auburn Sun Journal, March 1, 2014.

NEW GLOUCESTER — Brandon Hammonds flew in from Charlotte, N.C., just so he could strap on cross-country skis and try his hand at biathlon. He liked the experience so much that he’s talking about coming back next year.

Hammonds, a Marine who was wounded during combat duty in Iraq, was one of 13 veterans and two staff members participating at the Team Semper Fi Nordic/Biathlon camp put on by New Gloucester’s Pineland Farms’ Veterans Adaptive Sports and Training program on Saturday.

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