They all fought for our country. Now, at a 'golden age,' they're hitting the weight room again, fighting for a medal that's earned under quite different circumstances.
Similar to their service in earlier years, one group continues the fight alongside others who wore the uniform.
"I'm going to deal with it real good!" One of the veterans laughed as he played a game of shuffleboard.
Now retired from the military, these veterans jumped in on the National Golden Age Games, an effort to build up strength training, endurance, and comradory.
"You do with less medicine. This is your medicine," said Army veteran, Ralph Cummings, Sr.
Cummings calls the program nothing short of a miracle.
"You lay there in the bed and you see other veterans walking down the hall and just to be able to ride in the chair... I couldn't even operate the chair, my hands wouldn't function," he said.
The Army veteran says in 2007, he became paralyzed from the shoulders down.