Israel Del Toro Jr., 41, shown with his 13-year-old son, Israel III, performed Special Operations duties in the Air Force. After suffering severe burns to his body during an IED explosion, Del Toro battled back and in 2010 became the first 100-percent disabled veteran to re-enlist in the Air Force. He delivered a powerful speech at the Invictus Games Opening Ceremony, after which he was joined on stage by former President George W. Bush. As Del Toro recently told ESPN The Magazine: "During my recovery, sports was a godsend. I had always been a good athlete, and in therapy I discovered the wonders of adaptive sports. Who ever imagined I would set world records in the discus, shot put and javelin?"