Cheney Free Press -

By Lee Hughes
Staff Reporter 

An Army of One

Veterans Affairs programs teach disabled veterans independent, adaptive recreational and sports skills


Last updated 4/25/2019 at 6:42pm

It’s a cool, overcast day at Spokane Valley Archery, tucked in the foothills beneath Mica Peak. Rain looks likely.

Medical Lake Army veteran Larry McAdams sits somewhat impatiently inside the archery shop tossing off random one-liners at anyone within range. His friend, Don Wilhelm of Airway Heights, stands patiently some distance away.

Nearby — and out of McAdams’s range — Kristie Townsend, another Army veteran, is doing wheelies in her pink wheelchair with a sense of anticipation.

Both are waiting to start the days therapy: archery.

McAdams, tall and somewhat lanky, with balding...

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