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U.S. Army Sgt. Elizabeth Marks to Receive Pat Tillman Award for Service at the 2016 ESPYS

Pat Tillman Foundation Communications   |   By Michelle McCarthy, Director of Brand and Communications   |   June 28, 2016

Ever since she was a young girl, Sgt. Elizabeth Marks has idolized her father, a Vietnam War veteran whose valor and service inspired her to enlist in the U.S. Army when she was 17 years old. But when Marks suffered a debilitating injury to both of her hips while deployed as a combat medic in Iraq, her dream to serve her country was threatened. She endured several grueling surgeries, and made a promise to herself that she would regain her strength and return to active duty. Now a world-class Paraswimmer currently ranked No. 1 in the world in the 100-meter breaststroke, Marks won four gold medals at this year’s Invictus Games. For her courage in the face of adversity and her unwavering commitment to her country, Sgt. Elizabeth Marks will be honored with the Pat Tillman Award for Service at The 2016 ESPYS Presented by Capital One, July 13 on ABC. (more…)

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