WWIA Testimonials

John and Dawn, 

From the bottom of my heart, I am forever thankful!  From the second I landed in Seattle, I strongly felt at home and comfortable. Dawn, thank you for taking care of all of us! ...

Brandon Goodell
Army SSG

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Chris Doggett
Chris Doggett

MSgt Chris Doggett joined the United States Air Force in Oct 1992 and is currently still serving on active duty. He has supported multiple tours in numerous Operations: ...

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WWIA Sponsors

Purple Heart Recipients Fish Muskies In Eagle River

Musky Hunter Magazine - Musky Hunter Magazine

Wounded Warriors In Action is an organization that provides vets who have suffered combat injuries in defense of our country various opportunitie...

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Purple Hearted Heroes coming to Lake Shore Park


Area residents will have an opportunity to show their support and appreciation for veterans Aug. 5 at Lake Shore Park. 

The Amer...

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Casino collects almost $21,000 for WWIA

APG of Wisconsin - APG of Wisconsin

Combat-wounded veterans will benefit from an annual charitable initiative hosted by St. Croix Casino Danbury: The casino's fourth annual fun...

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St. Joseph News-Press - Margaret Slayton

The first Missouri-Kansas catfishing event by Wounded Warriors in Action Foundation took place this month with three Purple Heart recipients par...

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Kelly Bostian: Edwin Evers tour rewards veterans, anglers with immeasurable catch


MADILL — Fishing contests, on the surface, give us a yardstick to measure many things: angler skills, effective baits and techniques, the ...

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Veterans Take Fishing Trip of a Lifetime with Bassmaster Anglers; Optima Healing Heroes In Action

Frankly and KTEN - Frankly and KTEN

MADILL, OK –   One of the biggest fishing tournaments, the Bassmaster Elite Series may have come to an end here in Texoma, but i...

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Evers' Healing Heroes tour is back

Bass Fan - Bass Fan

Optima Batteries and reigning Bassmaster Classic champion Edwin Evers are teaming up again to give deserving Purple Heart veterans once-in-a-lif...

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Pig Roast Helps Wounded Warriors

ithaca.com - Jaime Cone

At Wilderness Bed & Breakfast in Newfield May 21, local organizers of Wounded Warriors in Action held a pig roast to raise money for the gro...

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Combined Insurance Continues its Commitment to Giving Back to Military Community at Hines Fisher House

PR Newswire - Combined Insurance

Nearly a dozen staff members from Combined Insurance, a leading provider of individual supplemental accident, disability, health, and life insur...

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Lewis County Herald - WWIAF

Wounded Warriors in Action Foundation (WWIA) is holding another great hunting event for Purple Heart recipients on April 8-11, hosted by Shelley...

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United Piping, Inc. Holiday Party Donation: Wounded Warriors in Action Foundation

United Piping - WWIA

Wounded Warriors in Action Foundation (WWIA) was the recipient of the wonderful generosity of the employees and families of United Piping, Inc. ...

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Community rallies to support Wounded Warriors in Action charity

Area Wide News - Tammy Curtis

What better way to serve the public than helping veterans? One local group held an annual charity event Jan. 9 to support the Wounded Warriors i...

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Wounded Warriors in Action Hunts

Friends of NRA - Shelley Cohen

Lewis County was host to a Rifle Deer Hunt event for the Wounded Warriors in Action Foundation-a program for Purple Heart heroes who have a love...

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BROTHERHOOD BONDING: Sportsmen welcome veterans for fellowship in the great outdoors

Finger Lake Times - SUSAN CLARK PORTER

A biting November wind in an open field can cut to the core.

But a group of duck hunters seemed immune to the chill, warmed by both a...

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Wounded Warriors 2nd Annual Banquet

Seneca Falls - JIMMY PORTO

Senator Mike Nozzolio was recently honored at the Wounded Warriors in Action Foundation 2nd annual banquet for his steadfast support of thei...

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New Pheasants Forever chapter in Pennsylvania: Outdoor Insider

Penn Live - Marcus Schneck

Pheasants Forever has launched its newest chapter in Allegheny County.

Known as the Greater Allegheny Chapter of Pheasants Forever, t...

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Iraq, Afganistan, Lake Nebagamon

Forum News Service - SAM COOK

Tony Simone grew up hunting white-tailed deer in Pennsylvania, but that was a long time ago. Before he started flying for the Air Force. Before ...

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Lewis County Herald - Lewis County Herald

Lewis County was host to another event for the Wounded Warriors in Action Foundation – a program for Purple Heart heroes who have a love for ...

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Purple Hearts afield: Group gives wounded veterans a chance to hunt

Duluth News - Sam Cook

Tony Simone grew up hunting white-tailed deer in Pennsylvania, but that was a long time ago. Before he started flying for the Air Force. Before ...

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American Heroes Network Interview

www.AmericanHeroesNetwork.com - Gary Ray

Wounded Warriors frequently return home after serving our Nation different than when they left - life in general and their personal and professi...

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Heroic vet set to enjoy local hunt


Jake Whipkey risked his life for his country, and paid the price. In 2007, while deployed in Samarra, Iraq, the U.S. Army private took machine g...

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Evers brings charity tour to Grand Lake

Grove Sun & Delaware County Journal - Christian Favalora

One professional angler has flipped his skills with a rod and reel into a booming charity for U.S. Military veterans, and he’s bringing hi...

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Local Waste Hauler Sponsors Wounded Veterans For Memorial Fishing Tournament


Local, family owned and operated waste and recycling hauler, American Disposal Services, has  sponsored the Annual Dave Harris Memoria...

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SouthSide Muskie Hawks

SouthSide Muskie Hawks - SouthSide Muskie Hawks

The March meeting of the SouthSide Muskie Hawks was called to order by President John Daley at approximately 7PM.  The first items on the a...

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Military Connection - Veteran News

Wounded Warriors in Action Foundation, Inc. (WWIA) demonstrates to Purple Heart recipients that they can still accomplish milestones in their li...

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Another Great Program tonight with 20-Year Veteran (RET) LTC John J. McDaniel

talkingwithheroes.com - Bob Calvert

We just completed another great program with (RET) LTC John J McDaniel - 20 years US Army now CEO and Founder of Wounded Warriors in Action Foun...

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Harvest Land’s Delivering Honor Program Gifts $12,500 To Wounded Warriors In Action During Surprise Appearance

Harvest Land Co-op - Lindsay Sankey

December 16, 2014 (Richmond, Indiana) – Harvest Land Co-op surprised 430 employees and guests in attendance at Saturday’s cooperativ...

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Harvest Land Co-op partners to benefit injured American soldiers

rushvillerepublican - rushvillerepublican

Harvest Land Co-op is partnering with Wounded Warriors In Action for the Delivering Honor program, where Harvest Land will to donate three cents...

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Bayfield County Cast and Blast recognizes veterans’ service

Journal Sentinel - Paul A. Smith

The wind gusted from the north at 25 mph, its force augmented by sheets of cold rain. The waters of Bayfield County were whipped with whitecaps....

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Hayward, Wisconsin Fishing Report 10-20-14

WI Fishing Reports - Jeff Evens

More great people, more great fish, and more great memories were made over the past weekend as our open water season is winding down in a hurry....

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Wounded Warriors in Action and their search for the New Normal

Keni Thomas - Keni Thomas

Our country has been at war on two fronts for 13 years. Think about that.  Where were you on 9-11?  How has your life changed since th...

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Purple Heart veterans catching more than fish in Ashtabula excursion

cleveland.com - Brian Albrecht

Eight veterans who were awarded Purple Hearts during their military service will go fishing for more than Lake Erie walleye in an Aug. 1-4 excur...

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Wounded Warriors In Action Bayfield Cast and Blast

Bottom Line News & Views - Patty Pajtash

The first annual Bayfield Cast and Blast weekend for Wounded Warriors In Action was a huge success thanks to the overwhelming generosity of an e...

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Wounded veterans find peace and healing through wood turning

Daily Herald Media - Keith Uhlig

Corey Richards was in the Michigan National Guard and serving in Afghanistan in 2009 when a blast from an improvised explosive device tore into ...

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Healing 'the wounds the eye can't see'

St. Joseph News-Press - Jessica Shumaker

Ronald Ryker may have ended a day of hunting Friday without killing a deer, but he didn’t come out of the trip empty-handed.


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Healing 'the wounds the eye can't see'

St. Joseph News-Press - Jessica Shumaker

Ronald Ryker may have ended a day of hunting Friday without killing a deer, but he didn’t come out of the trip empty-handed.


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Wounded Warriors Get Back in Action At Ducks N' Bucks Event

StJoeChannel - Christina Watkins

A St. Joseph Veteran expressed his emotions after three special days of hunting.

"I was surprised especially being locally,"...

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WWIA Whispering Pines NY hunt

Chris Kenyon - Chris Kenyon

If you use numbers to equate success you’ll appreciate this final score. Ten pheasants and six chukars are released in the fields at Whisp...

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Into the Wilds with Wounded Vets

New Holland Acres - New Holland Acres

It is the unseen side of War. Wounded soldier heroes return from combat and carry on their normal lives as before... or do they? 


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Hunting trip's fellowship designed to aid wounded soldiers' recoveries

FLORIDA TODAY - R. Norman Moody

The camaraderie among wounded soldiers on a night hunt for alligators can serve as soothing therapy for the invisible wounds of war, veterans sa...

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Local man turns disappointment into generosity

thedailyreview.com - TIM ZYLA

Last month, Towanda resident Bradley Fulmer entered into a "biggest fan" contest run by the popular television program Duck Dynasty. T...

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Oshkosh North's newest hall of fame member

theNorthwestern.com - Ashwinraj Karthikeyan

After much discussion North’s hall of fame committee has decided upon a new Hall of Fame member. Retired Lieutenant Colonel John J. McDani...

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Wounded Warriors In Action: Justin Wilson & John McDaniel Interview

KD Country 94 Local News - Derek Nester

Chief Petty Officer Justin Wilson and Founder of Wounded Warriors in Action, Retired Lieutenant Colonel John McDaniel, joined Wade Gerstner on W...

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Missouri–Kansas Ducks N’Bucks

mdconline.com - Adam Bracken and Roger Wolken

In November 2012, the Wounded Warriors in Action Foundation and the Conservation Department cosponsored the annual Missouri–Kansas Ducks N...

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Tidball uses green space to heal returning veterans

Cornell Chronicle - Krisy Gashler

As soldiers return from war, they may need medical care, counseling and help finding new jobs. But they also need access to nature, says Keith T...

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Special visitors enjoying a chance to hunt

St. Joseph News-Press - Marshall White

Forty people from around Northwest Missouri turned out Friday at Ba...

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Wounded Warrior takes aim at local wildlife

Courtesy of the Atchison Globe - ADAM GARDNER

Across the nation, Wounded Warriors in Action helps organize outdoor sporting activities for military personnel who h...

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Wounded Warriors Reconnect Through the Great Outdoors

St Joe Channel - Melinda Barrett

While hunting season is in full swing, a nationwide foundation dedicated to the healing of Purple Heart recipients held its annual MO-KAN Ducks ...

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Wounded Warriors embraced on deer hunt in Elbert County

Online Athens - WAYNE FORD

Three men wounded in Middle East wars traveled to Elberton last weekend to hunt deer, but found themselves in a small community that embraced th...

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Newman’s Own honors charities, support groups

Navy Times - Karen Jowers

Charities providing retreats for wounded warriors who are burn patients, assembling a traveling museum of military children’s artwork, and...

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Trails End Sanctuary 2012

Vinita - Ronny Sweger

Patriots Sheri and Rusty Cornwell of Trails End Sanctuary in Vinita, Ok hosted the WWIA dove hunt for 12(some didn't get in the group photo)...

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Fishing trip donated

Mining Journal - The Mining Journal

Daybreak Charters LLC recently donated a local fishing trip to The Wounded Warriors in Action Foundation. Shown with some of the fi...

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Outdoors with Big Daddy: Wounded Warriors in Action

WKYC - Carl Bachtel

VERMILION, Ohio -- Local charter captains, anglers, and businesses host Purple Heart veterans to say "thank you" for their service and...

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Wounded Warriors in Action visit Rockport

Concrete Herald - Concrete Herald

Rockport-based John's Guide Service showed three combat-wounded U.S. military veterans a good time on the Skagit River in June.


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Wounded Warriors In Action Foundation has support in Phelps, says Lyle Spurgeon


The Wounded Warriors In Action Foundation (WWIA) was established by John McDaniel in 2007, who set up corporate headquarters in Apollo Beach, Fl...

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WWIA’s Camp Hackett garners conservation support

PriceCountyDaily.com - Seth Carlson

For injured veterans returning from war, re-integration to a civilian life can prove a daunting task. Medication, doctor visits, insurance, and ...

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Nature Helps Heroes Heal

wjfw.com - Lex Gray

“I would walk into any place, and everybody knew me,” says war veteran Matt Tennessen. “When I was in college, I couldn’...

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Wounded Warrior In Action Foundation helps purple heart veterans in Phillips

waow.com - Julienne Ryan

Seven purple heart veterans came together in Phillips to help the environment, while also helping each other heal.

Wounded Warriors I...

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Rodman Reservoir Fishing Event

Airboating Magazine - Charlie Lawson

This year the lights in our house came on at 3:30 a.m. so we could have breakfast ready for the wounded warriors and their fishing guides. They ...

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Wounded veterans treated to fishing outing at Rodman

Ocala.com - Andy Fillmore

ORANGE SPRINGS - Purple Heart recipient Brian Eisch caught the “big one” Saturday while on a fishing trip with three other wounded v...

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Fox 45 Dayton - Fox 45 Dayton

Almost a year ago, the owners of the Sportsman's Club in Middletown contacted the Wounded Warriors in Action.

It's a grassroo...

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The Great Outdoors Offer Calm Therapy

St Joe Channel - Robert Lowrey

Hunters come from all parts of the United States to hunt. But even though they may have different backgrounds, their is a familiar bond between ...

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Family Video collecting videos for troops, Tennessen trying to help

Brian Roebke - Brian Roebke

November is the month when veterens who served our country are thanked and honored for their service, and Family Video is taking part by holding...

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Camp Hackett gives sporting opportunities to wounded veterans

The Bee - Cathy Peterson

Property near Phillips is the fall field headquarters for Wounded Warriors In Action, a non-profit organization&nbs...

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Vets find healing in outdoors

Florida Today - Matt Badolato

One evening in the spring of 2004, Kevin Johnson, a truck driver in the Army National Guard, took his post for guard duty in the Iraqi desert. A...

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Wounded warriors seek out alligators

FloridaToday.com - R. Norman Moody

Gregory Amira, a former stockbroker, was injured after being buried in the collapsed rubble of the World Trade Center in the Sept. 11 terrorist ...

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Third Annual WWIAF Gator Hunt comes to Melbourne

Duane Wallace - Duane Wallace

Third Annual Wounded Warriors in Action Gator Hunt in Melbourne FL, Sept. 30 – Oct. 3, 2011.

Contact: Founder John McDaniel at ...

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Groups take Purple Heart recipients alligator hunting

13 News - Margaret Kavanagh

Wounded while fighting for our country, a group of Purple Heart recipients from across the U.S. are in Brevard County this weekend to hunt ...

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Kuneytown Annual Patriot Day Youth Hunt

Kuneytown Sportsmens Club - Keith G Tidball

On or about September 11th each year, the Kuneytown Sportsmen's Club joins forces with Charlie and his great staff at Whispering Pines Hidea...

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OUTDOORS: Wounded Warriors return to Whispering Pines

Finger Lakes Times - Chris Kenyon

Charlie and Carol Buisch hosted a 2010 event at their hunting preserve, Whispering Pines Hideaway, for the extraordinary Wounded Warriors In Act...

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Wounded Warriors Take To The Pheasant Fields

Len Lisenbee - Len Lisenbee

My first glimpse of the group of real heros was from a hilltop as they followed the dogs into a weed-choked swale. Their hunter-orange vests and...

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Fly Fishing for Musky in Wisconsin

MOPH Public Relations - John Bircher, MOPH Public Relations

What could be better than drifting down the Chippewa River on a warm, cloudless day; casting your fly into the cold, clear, spring fed waters in...

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Ranch hosting hunt for wounded veterans

The Herald Banner, Greenville, TX - AMBER POMPA

Coyote Crossing Ranch is seeking donations and sponsors to help them fund a series of hunts for Wounded Warriors in Action. Wounded Warrior...

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Hunt can help heal Wounded Warriors

Wausau Daily Herald - Wausau Daily Herald

The weekend of May 21, Wisconsin Angling Adventures hosted its second annual "cast and blast" for Wounded Warriors in Action.


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Rx for Combat Stress: Comradeship


The morning after Chad Wade died, nobody wanted to walk point.

The Marines in Cpl. Wade's squad no longer had to imagine what wou...

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Wounded Warriors Bass Fishing Weekend

Airboating Magazine - Duane Wallace

Numerous sportsmen and professional bass fishing guides joined forces with the Wounded Warriors in Action Foundation (WWIA) www.wwiaf.org to spo...

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Wounded veterans enjoy hunting gators

Gainesville.com - Cindy Swirko

Josh Krueger and Aaron Houser enjoy hunting deer, but for the two Northerners who were wounded by explosives in Iraq, the anticipation of Saturd...

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Wounded warriors are getting to enjoy outdoor adventures

Daily Messenger - Len Lisenbee

There are few organizations that are more highly respected than the Wounded Warriors. While all of our veterns are a national treasure, those wh...

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Wounded Warrior Alligator Hunt

The AW2 Blog - AW2 Veteran Derek L. Duplisea

Wounded Warrior Alligator Hunt

I received an email in my AKO account from LTC (Retired) John McDaniel the first week of September inv...

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Wounded Warriors in Action Provides Healing for Injured Veterans



Last updated: Thursday, December 20th, 2007 03:03:31 PM

John McDaniel, retired Lieutenant Colonel, U.S. Army, rece...

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How I Hunt

Field and Stream - CJ Chivers

Acknowledgments: We would like to thank the following organizations. all of which provide free hunting and fishing trips to wounded veterans. fo...

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Army veteran still finds way to serve country

GM (Greater Milwaukee) Today - DAN DURBIN

When Lt. Col. John McDaniel decided to retire from the army after 23 years, the decorated combat veteran, airborne ranger, master parachutist an...

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Purple Heart Magazine

September/October 2011 (4.5MB opens in new window)