Our History

Lieutenant Colonel (Retired) John J. McDaniel founded Wounded Warriors in Action Foundation in 2007 and established its corporate headquarters in Apollo Beach, Florida. A retired Army officer, John felt that his service to the nation was not yet finished. He started as a concerned citizen taking a few Wounded Warriors out on hunting and fishing trips, but quickly saw that the need for this kind of healing was greater than he could support on his own. In 2009 WWIA was granted 501(c)(3) Non-Profit status and has been changing the lives of American Heroes and American Sportsmen and women across the country ever since.

Wounded Warriors in Action Foundation now serves over 200 Purple Heart Recipients each year on over 50 events across North America.

We have many dedicated Purple Heart Associates and countless volunteers working across the country to assist WWIA in accomplishing its mission.