Wounded Warriors in Action Foundation


It is difficult to find the words to express our gratitude for all you have done for us for four days in April. You have shared your home, your food, your pets, Fred and Sid, but most of all your love for your fellow man and your friends that you are blessed to have. We typically don’t take from others without giving in return, yet we know you expect nothing in return. Hopefully our appreciation for this trip is enough for now. This will always be a moment to remember and cherish. Our hearts have surely grown through this experience.
I don’t mean to sound humble, yet it was tough to accept your generosity at first. The young man that honestly deserves this died 50 years ago. I was wounded trying to save the life of a young man from West Virginia that in turn gave his life for me. I came her in honor of him. Thank you Brad, Julie, Dan, Kathy, Crystal and Gabe. God Bless you.

-E. and J. McClure, US Army
Purple Heart Recipient and Spouse

I can’t express how grateful I am. The hosts were the true heroes this weekend. I have been on a roller coaster with life over the past 18 months. It sure was nice to slow down for a long weekend. Thank you to everyone that had a hand in this event.

-J. Hardy, US Army
Purple Heart Recipient

I had a wonderful time. The trip was well put together. Everyone treated me with respect and most of all I felt like family rather than a guest.

-M. Weisheit, US Army
Purple Heart Recipient

I would like to thank everyone involved in the WWIA Foundation. The hunt I was invited to attend was amazing. I had all but given up on society, thinking that no one really cares about veterans anymore or if they ever really did. My mind has been changed. I now know that there are at least some people that give up their time, money, and homes to help us feel normal (if only for just a few days). It was good to be around other veterans, people who would laugh at a joke I told instead of looking at me like I have two heads. The woods have always been a safe place for me. A way to get away from my stresses. The time I spent in Western Pennsylvania felt like a miracle. Since my time in the Army I have never felt more at home (other than being home). The only time in years I haven’t felt out of place or a burden. It was good for the soul to connect with people who I felt like truly cared for me. I cannot thank you all enough,

-G. Croft, US Army
Purple Heart Recipient

WWIA, Jeremy, Dan, Frank, Jason and Steve. Thanks for the wonderful experience hunting and sharing time with like minded people, it was needed and great. I hope to come back.

-D. Kachmar, USMC
Purple Heart Recipient

I would like to thank everyone involved. I came here to try something new. I really enjoyed it and met a lot of wonderful people. Thank you for the experience.

-R. Rodriguez, US Army
Purple Heart Recipient

First of all, I would like to say many thanks to everyone who made this weekend possible. I am extremely humbled by the generosity of the people who donated their time, funding and resources. Walleye fishing is something I’ve wanted to experience for a long time and you guys made that happen. But more importantly the opportunity for fellowship and many laughs. My face and my diaphragm are sore from laughing so much, something I haven’t done in a long time. This weekend came at the perfect time as I have been struggling with many things. Now I feel as though I am somehow more equipped with a better mindset to handle the many things that need my attention and more importantly, begin to heal and strengthen relationships with those closest to me. This foundation has further solidified my belief that there is no parallel to the healing in the outdoors I’ve found with other veterans and outdoorsman. Thank you again.

-S. Moore, USMC
Purple Heart Recipient

I want to say thank you to everybody involved in making this event possible. I am truly grateful for being able to come fishing and meet and connect with new veterans. It was one of the best experiences I have had in a long time. I struggle with anxiety and being around people I do not know. Coming here, everybody was very friendly and nice. I am very thankful for that. Going out on the boats for the weekend and catching a lot of fish was really awesome and relaxing. Thank you to the WWIA for allowing me to go on this event and have an awesome experience and meet new people.

-D. Gray, USMC
Purple Heart Recipient

Thank you for the fishing trip, a chance at meeting other vets from different wars and finding out more about WWIA. I will remember this for the rest of my life.

-E. Ball, US Army
Purple Heart Recipient

WWIA Thank you for an amazing hunting trip.  Skinner Creek Outfitters is by far second to none.  Thank you!

-W. Hampton, USMC
Purple Heart Recipient