Clarksville welcomes home Paralympics silver medalist

Clarksville welcomes home Paralympics silver medalist (Image 1)
Clarksville welcomes home Paralympics silver medalist (Image 1)

A Paralympics silver medalist from Clarksville was welcomed home Saturday.

SSG R Heath Calhoun was greeted by more than 300 people who rode their motorcycles in the celebration, reported Clarksville Now.

The ride started at Outlaw Field and ended at Appleton’s Harley Davidson.

Calhoun had his girlfriend and three children by his side as he received a proclamation from Clarksville Mayor Kim McMillan and recognition from County Mayor Carolyn Bowers.

He also greeted each of his fans and let them try on his silver metal.

Calhoun lost both his legs while serving with the 101st Airborne Division in Iraq in 2003.

Despite his injury, he accomplished his dream of being an Olympian. Earlier this year he traveled to Sochi, Russia to compete in the 2014 Paralympics, where he won the silver medal in super combined sit-skiing.

*Clarksville Now contributed to this story.

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