Wounded Warriors in Action Foundation

Testimonials

Having the privilege to meet the community in the greater St. Joe area will stay in my heart for the rest of my life. From the sweet school children serving baked goods to the members of Napier opening their home away from home. I am truly at a loss for words to describe the feeling of pride that I have to represent these types of wonderful people when I served. This whole operation was organized and executed with professionalism. Thank you from the bottom of my heart.

-C. Full, US Army
Purple Heart Recipient


It has truly been an honor to be hosted by the finest people this great country has to offer. Never having been to MO before I can tell you it truly does my heart and soul good to know the kind of people living here. I was brought into different homes during this opportunity. Being welcomed like that, shaking hands, getting hugs, fed, loved, and just being honestly treated like family has done something I cannot express. I’m taking a lot more home than gifts and meat. I’ve got my new friends, memories, and gratitude that will help to support me for the rest of my life. Thank you. I truly love each of you.

-D. Alger, US Army
Purple Heart Recipient


Thank you for all the laughs, guidance and friendship. This has been an incredible weekend. I can’t express how much it means to me. I’ve had so much fun and will never forget this. I hope we can stay in touch and will meet again.

-S. Reeves, US Army
Purple Heart Recipient


Thank you for the wonderful weekend! A special thank you to the Maryland crew. They did a phenomenal job and I can tell that they sincerely care about us vets. I felt welcomed from the get go. I truly enjoyed every minute of this trip. A special thank you to our Guides and brothers, Tim and Nate! What an awesome pair of WWIA representatives who took great care of us. Thank you to WWIAF! I greatly appreciate this trip and will remember it for my lifetime! This was something good for my soul! God Bless! Semper Fidelis!

-A. Aranda, USMC
Purple Heart Recipient


Even though it has been said a million times, I am very thankful for the opportunity to meet some of the most amazing people, do some incredible hunting and have an experience I will never forget. Arriving I walked in as a stranger and left feeling like family. It was a memory I will never forget.

-A. Marvin, US Army
Purple Heart Recipient


This weekend was spent at Napier Hunt Club. The hospitality shown by everyone was overwhelming. I have new found, lasting friendships with some wonderful Americans. Everyone worked so hard and did everything imaginable to ensure this weekend was a success. There was never a lull and time has gone by far too quickly. I hope to remain in contact with these wonderful people and see them again. My heart is full from the love I’ve been shown.

-D. Harris, US Army
Purple Heart Recipient


To all founders, donors, and those involved with Wounded Warriors in Action.

I am writing in great appreciation to this wonderful organization. Thank you so much for allowing myself, and fellow veterans on a hunting trip we will always remember at the Napier Hunt Club. I’m not sure there are enough words to thank everyone whom I had the pleasure of meeting, and those who made it possible for me to have this experience. The entire staff, from beginning to end, was warm, welcoming, and so kind and genuine to all of us. We were all so impressed with everything- from the facility and land, to the hard work and dedication of the guides, and the compassion in which we received from everyone. It was extremely fun, and an experience I will carry with me forever.

There aren’t many things that can keep my spirits up with everything that I have been through; from being deployed to Iraq and being injured in combat. I have daily struggles, physically and mentally, that make it hard to see any positives at times. I thought it important for you to know how much this time I spent with your organization impacted me. It helped me in ways you’ll never know; with relaxation, laughter, and the good times we were able to take part in, I felt as though my troubles were gone, if only for that weekend. So, for that, I thank you immensely. I greatly appreciate the opportunity given to me, and hope you know how much it meant to participate. I went home feeling better than I have in a very long time.

I have told everyone about Wounded Warriors in Action and my amazing time spent with you all, and how everyone truly went above and beyond for myself, and our fellow veterans. I just wanted you to know that what you do for Military Families truly means something, and it has a positive impact. My smile is definitely proof of that.

-A. Marvin, US Army
Purple Heart Recipient


I am grateful for the opportunity to participate in such an awesome hunt. The camaraderie surpassed anything I had imagined as did getting out into the elements. For me, this is better than any medicine a doctor could give me. Its healing power is real and again I am very thankful for that. I hope to go on other hunts in the future and maybe take an animal. We saw a lot of wildlife and Minnesota is a beautiful place. God Bless and thanks again.

-C. Floyd, US Army
Purple Heart Recipient


Thank you so much for the chance to come on an amazing hunt. I can’t even begin to explain how much this trip has helped me relax from all of the stress of everything that has been going on lately. Everyone involved was great and always helpful. I have never had the chance to hunt with a shotgun which was a very good experience. Jay’s house was amazing and all of the meals that we had were fantastic. I know I am not mentioning everything because there are so many great things to say about this trip. I just want to say thank you.

-B. Thompson, USMC
Purple Heart Recipient


Thank you so much for the chance to come on a hunting trip of a lifetime. Everything for this trip has been just amazing but totally stress free from start to finish. The travel and licenses were taken care of and explained very well, any questions were answered immediately. All needs were met, and everyone involved was very professional and polite. The guides really went over the top making sure everyone saw lots of game. I shot the biggest deer I’ve ever seen and got to do several other firsts, including flushing some pheasants. The base house with Mr. Jay was mind-blowing as well as the 5-star meals we were fed. We were also able to meet several of the local farmers and interact with them which was a high point on the trip for me. I’ll never be able to put into words just how much this trip meant to me, so I will simply say thank you.

-C. Carver, US Army
Purple Heart Recipient