KRASNAYA POLYANA, Russia – Before pushing off for the final race of the Olympics, in the final U.S. event of these Sochi Games, Chris Fogt's bobsled teammates banded together. If they medaled in this race, it was going to be for Fogt – the Army captain with the pregnant wife at home, the Army captain who will report back to active duty in a little more than two months.
"Today," teammate Steven Langton said, "was more for Chris than anybody else."
When it was over, the four men came together and cradled their bronze medals, and Fogt promised he'd never take his off. No matter where he ended up in a few months – at a stateside base or abroad, in Afghanistan or Iraq or Germany, he just couldn't imagine removing it.
"Knowing what they've done and who else is out there, I've won this for them," Fogt said, cupping his palm around his bronze. "…I've gotten so many emails from Afghanistan, Korea, Fort Hood, Fort Campbell, all over the place. I have a brother now who is a second lieutenant atRead More »from Soldier helps U.S. win final Sochi Games medal, returning to active duty