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Danielle Green to Receive Pat Tillman Award for Service at The 2015 ESPYS

ESPN Media   |   By Michelle McCarthy   |   July 16, 2015

Former Notre Dame basketball player, Iraq war veteran and Purple Heart recipient to accept the award July 15 on ABC

When Danielle Green lost her left arm to a rocket-propelled grenade explosion while serving in the U.S. Army in Iraq in 2004, it was not the veteran-athlete’s first hurdle she had to overcome, and it wouldn’t be her last. Raised by her grandmother on the rough streets of Chicago’s South Side, Green had willed her way to Notre Dame, where she thrived as a serious student and standout member of the women’s basketball team. With the same determination, she set her sights on serving her country after graduating and is now a proud Purple Heart recipient. For her strength through adversity and continued commitment to her country, Danielle Green will be honored with the Pat Tillman Award for Service at The 2015 ESPYS Presented by Capital One on July 15. (more…)

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