Wounded Warriors in Action Foundation

Testimonials

A most outstanding trip for me. Frenchy and Jason were great! Fishing was fantastic and the folks that spent a great deal of their time, there are no better. They put a great weekend together. Special thanks to Bill and Mark for great fishing and making us feel at home. Thank you very much.

J. McClister, US Navy
Purple Heart Recipient


First and foremost, this was awesome! It brought tears to my eyes to see not only the volunteers but the town folks supporting us. I did not have one negative experience while I was here. Forgive me but it is hard to put into words. This experience you all have afforded me, the support and gratitude exceeds any of my expectations.

T. Carter, US Army
Purple Heart Recipient


I haven’s smiled and laughed or had a good time like this in a really long time. Everything about this trip has been top notch. The volunteers, the guides, the support staff and the community make us feel like family and truly appreciated. I honestly enjoyed myself and it was a blessing to be around military folks again. I thank you all from the bottom of my heart. I will never forget this.

D. Williams, US Army
Purple Heart Recipient


I’ve never been able to fit in with family and friends that have not served in the military. I am a very caring person, and very protective of others, and have a deep respect for life. As a Vietnam Veteran, we have been continuously spat on for serving our country. This event has been my “happy place”. Whenever life is overbearing, I go to my happy place, that is fishing and hunting. Thank you so much for this opportunity. It makes me very proud to share life with other younger vets. What we experienced in the field of battle never changes. But the good news is God loves a warrior. He stands for freedom, ours and other countries. It is all worth the fight. This is my “welcome home: parade. Thank you! A grateful vet.

D. Wenzel, US Army
Purple Heart Recipient


I want to thank everyone involved with the WWIA team. This is the first event I’ve been involved in, ever. I had an amazing time coming together in a family atmosphere type setting. The stories told and memories created this weekend will last a lifetime. I will share this experience with other veterans and encourage them to get involved. Words cannot express the gratitude and thanks to WWIA that I am feeling. This has truly helped me to break down barriers.

S. Tuggle, US Army
Purple Heart Recipient


I have been a part of WWIA for about 10-11 years. I did a trip with Corrina Hart in Washington State many years ago. I have been and continue to be impressed by this amazing organization. Frenchy and Jason are outstanding liaisons and were there for all of our needs. The Guides were absolutely fantastic. They showed great professionalism and did everything they could to ensure we had a great time and got what we came for. This trip has particularly left me in awe with how involved the community is in welcoming us and hosting us. It was truly humbling and an honor to be a part of it. To bring fellow service members together in a capacity like this is inspiring and healing to many of us. With the military being a way of life for many years only to be in the regular world after, is difficult for many. These events give us a much-needed reprieve, to be around others who understand, to tell our stories, and to enjoy that camaraderie even for a couple of days. Thank you for everything!

B. Gleason, US Army
Purple Heart Recipient


I would like to express my deepest gratitude to the men and women who helped put this event on. At the time that I was invited to this trip, I was feeling down due to the cancellation of travel plans I had due to COVID restrictions. It helped a lot to be able to do something fun and visit a state that I had never been to before. The experience was unforgettable, and I won’t ever forget it. Everyone treated me with the greatest amount of friendliness and care.

C. Gordon, US Army
Purple Heart Recipient


When I received the phone call asking me if I would like to participate in this event out in Louisiana, doing some fishing in the Mississippi River Delta, I was hesitant and nervous to accept and come. WWIA made everything very pleasant, and I could not be happier to have said yes! My experience was and has been a truly memorable one. Being able to enjoy some time with fellow veterans and volunteers, who accepted me and made me feel like family truly solidified what this is all about. It was much needed therapy and the memories made and shared, I will cherish everyday from here on. I am so thankful to all that made this event so special. It takes a kind heart and a gentle soul to be able to care for those who have borne the battle. Thank you WWIA and all of your staff and volunteers!

J. Morales-Estada, US Army
Purple Heart Recipient


To everyone at WWIA, I would like to give you a heartfelt thank you. I have never been saltwater fishing, so this was a treat for me. Everyone on this trip was great, I feel as though I made many friends and family. This was my second trip with WWIA and I will have new memories for the rest of my life. Just knowing there is still all this kindness within the WWIA fills my heart with joy. Thank you all again.

K. Johnson, US Army
Purple Heart Recipient


It’s always humbling to be in the presence of such generous, patriotic Americans. Todd, DB, Jeff Micholic and his wife are those incredible people. The kindness and compassion shown by these Hosts over this event was nothing short of remarkable. The Hosts provided an incredible atmosphere to relax, bond and enjoy Wisconsin’s beautiful outdoors. I can’t say thank you enough.

J. French, US Army
Purple Heart Recipient