SSG Kevin Nguyen

Para Shooting

Hometown: Westminster, California
High School: Westminster High School
College: Goldenwest Community College
Joined Army: August 2011
MOS: Infantryman

Kevin lost a leg to a combat injury in Afghanistan, but the Army kept him on Active Duty and assigned him to the United States Army Marksmanship Unit (USAMU), where he would put his infantryman marksmanship skills to special use. There he first picked up a small-bore rifle (a .22 cal rimfire) and then an air rifle (.177 pellet). Although he at first didn’t realize shooting was an Olympic sport, the USAMU gave him the right tools to succeed.  Now, he is one of the rising stars in the world of paralympic shooting, and is collecting the medals to prove it.

 

This is what motivates me: the pride and joy of standing on top of the podium and seeing the American flag being raised.


Career Highlights

2018 - Gold Medal (R3 10m Air Rifle Prone), World Para Shooting Sport Grand Prix
2017 - Gold Medal (R6 50m Prone) World Para Shooting Sport Grand Prix
2016 - Champion, Georgia State Conventional Prone

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2018

Gold Medal (R3 10m Air Rifle Prone), World Para Shooting Sport Grand Prix

2017

Gold Medal (R6 50m Prone) World Para Shooting Sport Grand Prix

2016

Champion, Georgia State Conventional Prone