For years he served our country proudly. Now, it’s our turn to be there for him.
Meet Rico Roman. Husband. Father. Veteran. And today, a U.S. Paralympian. What makes Rico’s story special is that he didn’t grow up dreaming of playing in the Paralympic Games. But 2007 changed all that while leading his troops in Iraq. Because that’s when—as a platoon leader on his third tour for the U.S. Army—his vehicle struck a roadside bomb. The accident destroyed his humvee, critically injuring him and eventually leading to the amputation of his left leg.
It wasn’t long after that the non-profit Operation Comfort introduced Rico to Sled Hockey—a sport he’s come to love. Since then Rico has competed in the World Championships, winning two gold medals and winning gold at the 2014 Paralympic Winter Games in Sochi, Russia.
|“I’m super excited about playing in Sochi, Russia. Because I get to represent the greatest country in the world.” — Rico Roman, 2014 U.S. Paralympic Hopeful, Sled Hockey
*L&W Supply would like to add a special thanks to supporting vendors Clark Dietrich, Cemco, PrimeSource, Grabber and Owens Corning for their meaningful donations to Rico’s Army.