Wounded Warriors in Action Foundation

Testimonials



I was thrilled to be chosen and what an event it turned out to be! This was my first time hunting both deer and quail. I am not good with new things, especially with people I do not know. However, this group of vets made it easy to learn, and more importantly made it fun. Sharing our experiences, both good and bad, brought us closer together and felt uplifting. The Host was amazing, to include his caring family and friends. I could never have imagined total strangers taking their time and money to help people they do not know. Most news you hear about is negative, but events like this are what the public needs to see. All of this caring during this event was truly an honor, which I will never forget and will try to pass on to those around me.

-R. Himmelberger, US Army
Purple Heart Recipient


I am so grateful for the opportunity to be able to enjoy this hunt. Thank you to all that helped. It was a great event.

-T. Case, US Army
Purple Heart Recipient


Great hunt! I harvested quail, deer and a pig! Hanging out with the guys has been great. I couldn’t have asked for a better Host. Andy and his family have been outstanding. Hanging with other vets has been wonderful. The camp is beautiful and very comfortable. This was an unforgettable weekend and I can’t say enough about our Host and Guide, they were great.

-B. Welch, US Army
Purple Heart Recipient


I want to express my most sincere thank you to you and WWIA for all you did for us on the OBX duck hunt. I met some truly wonderful, dedicated people from both your Foundation and the local volunteers from North Carolina who made the trip memorable. Although, not many ducks were harvested, but that really wasn’t the point of the whole trip….meeting fellow wounded veterans was the reason I attended. Overwhelming Community support! Bar none, some of the greatest support and passion I have seen. The Hosts and Associates had a grasp on the situation and delivered an amazing event. Thank you for the opportunity to join great American sportsman in the field. Keep up the good work.

-P. Schonhart, US Army
Purple Heart Recipient


I had the best time. Everything was organized. I got the opportunity to learn new things and experience them also. Everyone was so nice, I was so overwhelmed with the hospitality. I was able to relax and have a good time. I wouldn’t change a thing, the gentleman that ran the hunt were awesome and made me feel comfortable. Thank you so much, hope I can do it again.

-R. Stewart, US Army
Purple Heart Recipient


What a great trip! Thank you WWIA for an awesome event. Meeting all of these great Americans was the highlight. Being able to shoot birds was a bonus. There was no shortage of good conversation, fun times, great food and some of the best hospitality I have ever seen or been a part of. Tim and Gabe did an excellent job ensuring everything was taken care of. Brian, Chip and their crew did so much to put us on the birds and make us feel welcome and comfortable. The ability for me specifically to be distracted from what I have going on in my life. To be around like-minded people helps to relax and calm me. I can’t express enough how thankful I am for this experience. WWIA has provided one of the greatest events that brought warriors together and let them enjoy themselves with great Hosts and Guides.

-T. Parker, US Army
Purple Heart Recipient


Thank you so much for this opportunity to meat such an amazing bunch of people. Tim and Gabe did the most amazing job taking care of us. I truly had the most amazing experience hanging out with great people all weekend. Truly Blessed to be a part of this. Thank you!

-J. Marion, US Army
Purple Heart Recipient


I will remember this weekend for the rest of my life. This weekend I harvested my first deer, and was able to harvest a nice buck. I’m very grateful for the opportunity allowing me to hunt with this amazing group while sharing some laughs and celebrating each harvest. Special thanks to the Russell family and friends for the hospitality. Also, thanks to Wounded Warriors in Action for everything.

-J. Zapata, USMC
Purple Heart Recipient


I enjoyed the Alabama Deer hunt more than words can describe. It wasn’t only the hunting that made it so enjoyable but also the cohesion and the amazing Russell family and friends I was surrounded by. The food was absolutely outstanding! The property and lodging were much cooler than I expected. The hunt in whole surpassed every expectation I could ever have. This hunt, and the people I hunted with, plus everyone at camp, I will remember for the rest of my life. One of my favorite memories was watching the happiness brought to Wounded Warrior, Zapata after harvesting his first deer, followed by three bucks. I was able to harvest two does and 7 hogs. Thank you, Wounded Warriors in Action for everything! I appreciate the opportunity. I would also like to thank my WWIA Guide, Jeremy. He was great and very professional.

-B. Messersmith, US Army
Purple Heart Recipient


Time spent with fellow soldiers is always great. However, this hunt was a once in a lifetime experience with many memorable moments. This was the first event I have been a part of post retirement with other branches of service, which made it better than my prior events. The time and effort that all support personnel put in to ensure we had an enjoyable time and ensure we had birds to shoot at was unmatched compared to anything I’ve been a part of. I truly hope I’m able to be a part of another hunt involving these guys. It is truly an honor to have been part of such a great experience. Thanks to all that made the weekend a success. I hope to keep in touch.

-M. Sartain, US Army
Purple Heart Recipient