I’ve been in a bit of a funk this week and have finally been able to pinpoint the reason why – I miss the Olympics!

Every four years I look forward to watching the events and find myself spending way too much time scouring the Internet for cool coverage of the athletes. The commitment and dedication of all of the individuals that compete blows me away and inspires me to make better use of my free time. In this year’s perusing I came across a pretty incredible feature put together by Veterans Call highlighting athletes that not only competed in the Olympics and won a gold medal in their sport, but are also United States war veterans. Take a look below at these outstanding individuals that deserve recognition and the utmost respect.

Here’s to wishing the Olympics happened more often than every four years and looking forward to the 2018 Winter Games in Pyeongchang. Until then I’ll just keep rereading Rio coverage and stalking #TheFinalFive on Instagram.