Wounded Warriors in Action Foundation

Testimonials

I never in my wildest dreams thought I would be fishing for musky in Northern Wisconsin. When the call came, I did not hesitate but accepted immediately and made changes to any conflicting activities, as they were now insignificant.
You cannot beat good people with good hearts, good food, good times and no worries. Thank you to Scott Samuels, John McDaniel, Joe Bucher, the people of Eagle River and my boat mate Duke.

-S.Cunningham, US Army
Purple Heart Recipient


What can I say? Two years in a row fishing Muskies with some of the best Muskie guides in the world- and even better yet, with wounded Heroes from Vietnam, Afghanistan and Iraq! Life doesn’t get better than that. The volunteers and sponsors were second to none and our host Scott was spectacular- a selfless and dedicated American- I call him my Hero. It is men and woman like Scott, his guides and his volunteers who truly fill my heart with pride- I am proud to call them all friends. Fishing Muskies two years in a row has been amazing but making new friends in the Wisconsin Northwoods- well that’s something I’ll remember for a lifetime.

-D. Duplisea, US Army
Purple Heart recipient


I cannot thank everyone enough for this trip. I learned so much about myself and the company I had was top notch at Hero Shot Outfitters. I want to say thank you to Jason, Amber and Grady for this amazing trip. Thank you WWIA.

-R. Carney, US Army
Purple Heart Recipient


Thank you! I had such a great first experience. I am so thankful for all you have done to make my weekend here amazing. Ms. Shelley the food and desserts were excellent, and the funny conversations were even better. I cannot thank you enough for all of your hospitality. Mr. Dennis, I admire you sir. I can tell you take a lot of pride in maintaining your property. I loved the hunting stories and all of the fun things you did when you were younger. To the guides, I had such a blast. I felt comfortable with all of you from the moment I shook your hands. Thank you for the opportunity WWIA, this trip has helped me tremendously and will definitely make it into my memory book.

-E. Marquez, US Army
Purple Heart Recipient


Thank you for opening your home to us this weekend. While I am not taking home a deer I am going away with what will likely be life long friends and going home better than I was when I arrived on Friday. Being given the opportunity to come and connect with fellow veterans and volunteers, has been another great opportunity to heal. It was great hanging out in the evenings with everyone. If I can ever do anything to help with any of your events, please let me know. Also, if you meet other amputees or people facing possible amputation that need someone to talk to and have questions or concerns, please share my contact information.

-R. Ryker, US Army
Purple Heart Recipient


Thank you guys for such a great time! This trip has been wonderful. The food was awesome, the scenery was outstanding, and the fellowship was the best. I really enjoyed having the opportunity to shoot some deer, meet new people, and share some stories with one another. Call me anytime and may God Bless you all. It is a great thing you do here for the soldiers.

-W. Kelley, US Army
Purple Heart Recipient


I’ve been apprehensive about going on a WWIA hunt. Not knowing what to expect and if I’d feel comfortable. After having physical issues lately, the call from Corrina came at the right time. The hunt and camaraderie far exceeded what I expected. Awesome is the best way I could describe it.

-J. Hunter, USMC
Purple Heart Recipient


The hunt, the guides and the host have been amazing. Learning a new animal to hunt is amazing. To have the opportunity to be in South Dakota meeting brothers and sisters in arms. Meeting Gabe and knowing we worked together, and both went to combat arms after being maintenance, small world.

Thank you WWIA for helping me get back into the woods and enjoy nature.

-A. Hilderbrandt, US Army
Purple Heart Recipient


Thanks so much to WWIA and Brad and Julie for the opportunity to spend a few days with brothers in arms and the crew here at Grand Ciel Lodge in South Dakota this weekend. I feel that I have made friends for life and look forward to spending time with them again on another adventure. Safe travels to all and wishes for health and happiness in the years to come.

-K. Miller, US Army
Purple Heart Recipient