Wounded Warriors in Action Foundation

Testimonials

I want to thank the WWIA program for giving me the opportunity to come out to this special event. By no means was this just an event. It was a game changer, life changer and a new chapter in my life. I want to thank our hosts, David Ward, Gene, Frank and Doug for hosting this event. Coming out here I didn’t know what to expect. One of my fears was to shoot a gun, as I hadn’t since I have been out of the Marines, 10 years. Well I’ll tell you what, mission accomplished. I shot the Osceola turkey, rarest turkey, right in the head. This was one of the best feelings in my life besides getting married, the birth of my daughter and coming home from Iraq. This will be a new chapter in my life, hunting and I will appreciate every time I get to be in the outdoors. John Keeney you are the man I want to thank for your service, for keeping me updated and getting me propped up months before the event. It was also a great opportunity to spend time with Rod, a Vietnam Vet, which is the real deal. I will never forget the trip and will continue to communicate with everyone from here. I recommend this trip to whoever needs a boost in life.

-K. Menting, USMC
Purple Heart Recipient


I want to thank all of WWIA.  From my first email from Corrina Hart to the interface with John Keeney.  I received the OPORD and John contacted me by phone and let me know that if he could help me in any way to contact him.  The Quail Creek Spring Turkey Hunt has been Outstanding!!  Mr. David Ward, a grand Host, catering to our every need.  Our Guides, Doug, Frank and Gene have made our morning and evening hunts run smooth.  I have met two outstanding Wounded Warriors, John Keeney and Kevin Menting.

-R. Storrs, US Army
Purple Heart Recipient


This was an amazing hunt with several first occasions.  This was my first turkey hunt, my first bird, the first game I’ve taken since 2007, and the first time my wife and I had gotten to spend any time away from the kids.  I had been on a WWIA hunt in 2015 without taking any game but was still successful!  This hunt was a lot of fun and my Guide, Tim was exceptional with his wealth of knowledge on the game and his ability to bring the birds in.  Brian and Elizabeth were amazing hosts, making us feel like family as soon as we arrived.  I will consider these folks as family and friends for years to come.  I am grateful to everyone here and to WWIA for letting my wife and I enjoy this trip.

-S. Hughes, US Army
Purple Heart Recipient


I am so unbelievably thankful to have been able to take part in this weekend’s hunt.  Brian and Elizabeth have been phenomenal hosts!  I have never felt so welcome in the company of strangers who so quickly became extended family.  Tim was a perfect pair with Steven as a Guide.  It was also so amazing for Michelle to join him this weekend.  It has been such a blessing meeting Jason and Linda in their journey too.  This will be a weekend to remember for sure.  Thank you form the bottom of my heart for inviting us on such a fantastic event!

-C. Hughes
Spouse


This was such an amazing trip!  I have never been turkey hunting before and I was lucky enough to harvest a turkey!  Our hosts, Brian and Elizabeth made us feel like a part of their family and welcomed us with open arms.  They opened their home and hospitality to us.  I was so happy to bring my wife on this trip, so we could get away from work and everything else hectic in our lives.  I had been on a WWIA event four years ago and this event tops that one, if that is possible.  Thank you so much WWIA for inviting me and my wife on this trip.

-J. Carter, US Army
Purple Heart Recipient


What a wonderful atmosphere for healing, laughing, sharing, eating, and the camaraderie between our heroes and their spouses.  The Whetstones have a lovely home and I personally appreciated how they opened it to us.  A home with lots of love and positivity.  Elizabeth nurtured us and created an atmosphere full of warmth and laughter.  Brian and Elizabeth are true patriots and heroes in my book.  I will always remember this trip fondly, thanks for everything.

-L. Carter
Spouse

 


To the guys at the ranch, thanks a lot.  You guys are outstanding.  The trip means a lot and I got an awesome bird.  Hope you guys continue to host events.  The food was unbelievable, seriously.  Thanks to everyone.

-J. Kerby, US Army
Purple Heart Recipient


This trip has by far been the greatest highlight in the past few years for myself by a long shot.  There is absolutely no way I could express my gratitude for this amazing group of guys.  The hunt itself was awesome but the ability to get away from the everyday craziness and meet these awesome gentlemen has truly made the trip.

-C. Moore, US Army
Purple Heart Recipient

 


As a guest of WWIA at the KTV Ranch, I had a great experience.  The hospitality was amazing!  All the members of the KTV team made myself and the other veterans feel extremely welcomed.  The hunting property was beautiful.  Thanks a bunch!

-J. Gonzales, USMC
Purple Heart Recipient

 


I cannot express in words to show my gratitude and appreciation for the amazing experiences I’ve had these last few days.  From the moment I pulled into your driveway, I knew I was home.  After spending just a few minutes talking with you it felt like I’ve known you my whole life.  Your hospitality is second to none and your hearts are larger than life.  People say that God sends angels to the earth to do his work and I firmly believe that you are two of the best.  If there were more people like you around, the world would be a better place.  From the bottom of my heart I thank you.  If you’ll have me I’d love to bring my family back and visit during a break between your events.  Take care and God Bless you both.

-K. Robinson, US Army
Purple Heart Recipient