N.C. Soldiers Compete in Invictus Games in Australia


Two wounded warriors from Wake County are in Australia taking part in the Invictus Games.

“The games are just fun — it’s awesome,” said Staff Sgt. Tim Payne, who lives in Raleigh. “It’s awesome. It’s the only opportunity where you can meet multi-nationals from so many different countries.”

Prince Harry came up with the idea for the games in 2013: they bring together wounded and injured veterans from 18 nations to compete in their own ‘Olympics.”

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