May 9, 2012 in Sports

Bobsledder retires

 

After serving as a fire team leader deep in the mountains of Afghanistan, bobsledding just wasn’t the same anymore for John Napier (in foreground of photo). So, nearly two years after that life-changing, five-month stint with the Vermont National Guard in the midst of a foreign war, the No. 2 driver on the U.S. bobsled team behind Steven Holcomb has decided to give up the only life he’s ever known to pursue a career in the military. “It kind of changed me being over there,” Napier said Tuesday. “I loved it and I loved being with the guys. Since I’ve been home, I’ve missed that life.” Napier told his teammates last week that he was leaving the team to concentrate on becoming a member of a special forces unit. – Associated Press

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