Wounded Warriors in Action Foundation

87 MoKan Carlton

To the Real Heroes of WWIA, The Marine Corps always uses that Ronald Reagan quote of people wondering if they’ve made a difference in the world and Marines not having that problem. But in all honesty, if there was ever any doubt in your mind if you made a difference, I can tell you know to remove that doubt. We keep getting called Hero on this trip, but in reality, you all are the Heroes. You all are the ones on the road, away from family, breaking your backs, giving up your time and bending over backward to make sure that guys like me, that are just regular guys who were put in crappy situations, are given a chance to take a few days to put all of that behind us and just enjoy doing the same things as each other. There are not words to express how much I appreciate everything you all have done and are willing to do to make sure we enjoyed every second of this event, even with all of this COVID stuff going on, you all showed that all of this meant more to you and just as much as it did to us. I could have had just as good a time if I didn’t see a single animal. Just to sit around and hang out with other veterans and you guys. From the food, hospitality, generosity and sacrifices you guys have made to make this happen. I will forever be indebted to you. Thank you so much and I truly hope that karma catches up with you to reward you guys for the trip of a lifetime you have given us.

D. Carlton, USMC
Purple Heart Recipient