Wounded Warriors in Action Foundation


Alaska is an amazing place! This trip meant so much to all of us that attended, and it allowed me, at least, to put some things, finally, to bed. Thanks to WWIA for everything. Thanks to John, Joe and the crew for the jokes, fish, fun and food. A special thanks to Crystal for her effort and sacrifice. Keep it up WWIA.

J. Daigle, US Army
Purple Heart Recipient

This was a once in a lifetime trip. To be honest, this trip put my mind at ease and allowed me to bond with special individual veterans! It showed me that we as broken vets can show and accept ourselves in society and we are humans. The fishing portion was the best time. We all bonded and had the greatest time. We even became friends and exchanged numbers to keep in touch. I really want to thank John and Joe. The guys were wonderful, sincere and outstanding individuals. You really have to have your heart in this to accomplish what they do! They do have their hearts in this, and I really appreciate what they do! I will never forget this trip; it will be a place in my mind to go back to if I should ever be down in spirit.

G. Saucedo, USMC
Purple Heart Recipient

In December I was ready to end my life. I pushed through it and was able to find reasons to live. This Alaska trip allowed me to actually live. I spend a lot of time helping others. This trip allowed me to be me and connect to some incredible people. I am grateful for this freeing experience and the joy it provided me.

J. Neal, US Army
Purple Heart Recipient

Never in my wildest dreams did I imagine I would ever be able to fish in Alaska. This trip made that happen. The ability to experience the fraternity and fellowship of other veterans which has not been consistently a part of my life. Our Hosts were amazing and spoiled us with amazing fish and amazing food. It was a very rewarding experience all the way around. I am eternally grateful for the chance to be here. The ability to focus solely on fishing and companionship and not the stresses and anxieties of life was very rewarding. Best Wishes.

R. Davenport, US Army
Purple Heart Recipient

Thank you, Great Creek Hunt Club! I especially want to thank Chris for our talk while fishing, Andy for bringing us all together for fellowship and camaraderie, Major and Will for 3 great days of hunting and always putting me on a bird. It was a once in a lifetime trip. In a time when being a patriot means going against what society deems suitable, it is great to know there are people like all of you who support these Warriors and will continue to support us through these challenging times. Thank you again, Great Creek Hunt Club for an exceptional hunt.

S. Taylor, USMC
Purple Heart Recipient

I just wanted to say that this was one of the best trips I have been on. The people from the Hunt Club did an outstanding job to make sure we had the most enjoyable time and every opportunity to tag a turkey. The community was also very supportive. I want to thank the staff of WWIA for another great opportunity and the men from the Great Creek Hunt Club for a great hunt.

C. Stewart, US Army
Purple heart Recipient

Thank you to all that participated in the Great Creek Hunt Club Turkey Hunt and all the WWIA members. This was my second hunt with WWIA. It has been about 3 years since my last hunt and once again I feel rejuvenated by the company I have been with for the last 3 days. I will never forget it; it is just a good feeling. Thank you all so much.

R. Farley, USMC
Purple Heart Recipient

This organization is truly special! This couple’s retreat means so much to us. We never had a honeymoon when we got married and our lives have been extremely busy. This has been a very special getaway for us. We never get this chance. WWIA afforded us this opportunity to spend time as a couple in Galveston, TX with Brad and Julie, Wow! What can I say, they are some of the most selfless and welcoming people we have ever met. We love them so much now! Heck, we love WWIA, Brad and Julie, all of the people involved and the people we met! Thank you so much! We mean this from the bottom of our hearts!

B. Woliver, USMC
Purple Heart Recipient

My wife and I had some concerns about staying with people we’ve never met before, so we started out with a lot of anxiety. Upon arrival Drew, Brad and Julie’s son was very polite and welcoming as we rode from the airport to Galveston. From the moment we arrived you could feel the kind and loving environment. Brad and Julie are truly caring people and very gracious with their hospitality. The second day my wife wasn’t feeling well so she stayed behind as we all went fishing. The fishing was awesome, Shawn really knows his fishing. Everyone caught good size fish. When I got back my wife was very happy. She said she talked to Julie most of the morning and had a really good time even though she had wanted to fish. The next day we went downtown and to the farmer’s market. We had a great time looking at the different things Galveston had to offer. The nights on the water were so relaxing, hearing the waves crash. The food was unbelievable. We learned a lot about how to cook and clean the food. This trip was truly amazing. Anyone with anxiety about coming should really try to put their anxiety aside for a moment and come. Thank you so much.

S. Surface, US Army
Purple Heart Recipient

I don’t know where to start, but I guess I will start with thanking Mark, David, Brian, Don and Keith. Also, the women here helping were badass and we couldn’t have pulled it off without them. Jake, my guide was the best thing ever, he will probably be hoarse when you talk with him. We didn’t get the intended target, but I had the time of my life and learned a lot. I can’t speak for all three of us, but I loved meeting Justin and Eric. Team Thunderbird! Thank you and love you all.

L. Hathorn, US Army
Purple Heart Recipient