Wounded Warriors in Action Foundation

Testimonials



I’d like to thank the entire Wounded Warriors in Action Foundation for this entire weekend.  This is truly a life-changing experience you guys afforded me and the opportunity to come back together with my brothers-in-arms.  Allowing me to once again feel that missing bond.  I will always remember this and will forever have you all in my heart and prayers.  The utmost professionalism of your Guides, coupled with the love, appreciation, and welcoming of all the people involved is really a touching, heartwarming experience.  Forever in your debt,

-A. De La Garza, US Army
Purple Heart Recipient


This was my first waterfowl hunting experience.  I was very much looking forward to this event since I was offered it in November of 2017.  Not just for the hunt but to share experiences and stories with people cut from the same cloth.

This event brought up many emotions, good and bad that needed to be shared.  The Warriors, Guides, and Hosts succeeded in every possible way.  I would like to thank the Hosts and community for donating their time, money, family, love and stories with us.  I’m absolutely humbled by what they have done for us and can’t believe people truly care about others as much as they do.  My memories of this event will always remind me of the amazing people from Currituck, North Carolina

-D. Berryman, US Army
Purple Heart Recipient


I have wanted to go duck hunting for years but was never able to.  This weekend I was able to take four different species.  The hunt alone was amazing, but the most amazing part was having time with guys who know what I have been through.  The camaraderie was instant and deep.  I will always remember this weekend for the ducks and for the brotherhood.

-T. Collins, US Army
Purple Heart Recipient


Dear Corrina, I would like to take just a minute of your time to tell you just how awesome you and the entire WWIA group are. The hunt in NC was absolutely amazing. For the first time in years, I was able to sleep like a baby knowing that I was surrounded by my brothers that would keep me safe at night. Upon meeting everyone, from Jeremy, who was there to pick me up at the airport, to everyone that was already at the house awaiting my arrival, it was an instant bond, a bond I was so dearly and desperately lacking back in the civilian world. And all this was only possible because of such an amazing organization. From wake up to lights out, I felt absolutely relaxed and at ease; so much so, in fact, that not once did I feel the tension and pressure that comes with being hyper-vigilant from being alone, without a fellow patriot to watch my back. The professionalism and expertise brought forth by Tim, Nick, Wells, and Jeremy were key to a very successful and fun hunt. They made sure that we had everything we needed to be comfortable and safe at the blinds. The fact that there was no need for us to talk about our past and express our emotions or anything like that just removed that pressure that one may feel from being “ambushed” into a “session.” I feel absolutely blessed to have been chosen for this hunt and would attend another hunt, anywhere in the world, if given the chance. I also feel very fortunate to have been around other veterans that have been through the same things I have. Again, this afforded me the opportunity to create new, bonding relationships with fellow PH recipients that understand the struggle. Dan, Tom, and Jay are amazing people. I pray for the continued success of the Foundation and blessings to each and every one of you guys!

-A. De La Garza, US Army
Purple Heart Recipient


This trip has been amazing.  All the people here have been super nice and helpful.  It is great to see people who still love this country and the people who served.

-G. Schlosser, US Army
Purple Heart Recipient


This event was outstanding.  Everything about the event was great.   I have missed the camaraderie of the Marine Corps since being medically retired and everyone at the Russell AL deer hunt let me know that I can find men like me who are getting through injuries and are finding a way to enjoy life again.  The Russell family has been so kind and generous.  All their family and friends have been so nice and helpful.  Ira is possibly one of the best cooks I have enjoyed.  It is nice to know there are still really good people in this world.  Everyone we met was so very kind and thankful for our service.  Of all the hunting I have ever done, being here has been the best hunting experience I have ever had because of all these great people.

The WWIA organization has just been wonderful.  Corrina was so nice and organized she made getting everything together and ready for this event easy.

John Keeney started off our first phone call by just making me feel at ease and comfortable.  He helped me remember how great it felt just being around another Marine.  It was great talking with him and remembering things I had forgot.  It was wonderful talking with him and realizing we had stomped some of the same ground at the same time.  It’s been a long time since I had these memories and not had nightmares.  The selflessness and caring he puts into these events are so evident and sincere.

I would love to spend more time with any of these great people.

-J. Kutzner, USMC
Purple Heart Recipient


This was an amazing event!  Mr. Ritchie and Mr. Ira made us feel at home and part of the family.  Being an active duty soldier and getting to hang with retired heroes has let me know there is life after the Army.  The hunts were great but the fellowship and hanging out were the best!  Our hosts spared no excuse to make us feel welcome and I am truly sad it is almost over.  This was not an event to stroke our egos or make them (our hosts) feel good about themselves.  It was a chance to make new friends, hang with three brothers and relax!  Thanks Mr. Ritchie, Mr. Ira, Mr. Shane and everyone involved!  Thanks to my three new brothers and thanks WWIA!  You are truly the best.

-J. Daigle, US Army
Purple Heart Recipient


Thank you for this awesome waterfowl hunt.  It’s not often that that you max out on your limit, we did the second day.  As I head back to Sarasota, FL,  I’ll reflect back on the great hunt.  Best wishes to all the staff and most of all thank you.

-D. Kremer, US Army
Purple Heart Recipient


The duck hunting trip to Ohio was a very enlightening experience for me to take and all the guides were great.  I would do it all again.

-T. Towler, US Army
Purple Heart Recipient


Thank you so much for this opportunity.  Both days of hunting were amazing and everyone here was great.  I managed to have two exciting, great days of hunting and the best time with everyone who was here to hunt and help.  There is nothing I would have wished different.  Gabe, you did an excellent job and were always ready to help or guide us.  I can’t thank everyone enough and hope to have a meet like this again.

-M. Bishop, USMC
Purple Heart Recipient