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March 22nd, 2011
09:36 AM ET

Injured Army 2nd Lieutenant becomes paralympic swimmer

In April, 2004, Army 2nd Lieutenant Melissa Stockwell's convoy in Baghdad was hit by a roadside bomb. Stockwell's leg, which was struck, had to be amputated.

It was during rehabilitation at Walter Reed Medical Center that Stockwell discovered her new passion for swimming. Four years later, Stockwell was competing in the 2008 paralympics in Beijing.

Stockwell talks to American Morning about swimming and her participation in The Hartford's "Achieve without Limits" campaign.

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