Wounded Warriors in Action Foundation


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

This event has been a life changing experience. I have had a rough transition into civilian life and the MoKan trip was exactly what I needed. I would like to thank everyone that was involved with this event. The outdoors is a great place to escape and enjoy yourself. I enjoyed the conversation with other Wounded Warriors and all the guys that took us out fishing and everyone at the club. Everyone was great, and I can’t thank you all enough.

-C. Loyd, US Army
Purple Heart Recipient

Napier Hunt Club members are some of the best, funniest, friendliest, bunch of guys. They were always on top of the hospitality. Their hunting stories and life experiences were fun to listen to and made us laugh. Never a dull moment. The men here are great hosts. The volunteers that took us out on the water were a fantastic group of people as well, the weekend wasn’t the best for catfishing (early breeding) but great for enjoying the quiet of nature. By saying that, I had a much needed change of scenery and the river was awesome. Thanks so much.

-C. Osborne, US Army
Purple Heart Recipient

This weekend has been an awesome experience. Going fishing with great people and having a great host was just icing on the top of enjoying every moment. I’m really thankful for this great time it has helped me to learn how to enjoy the little things in life again.

-M. Martinez, US Army
Purple Heart Recipient

I feel extremely honored to have been given this opportunity to connect with my fellow PH veterans, gracious hosts and a selfless community. This trip has been healing and made me feel a closeness to others that I haven’t felt since taking off the uniform.

-G. Dempster, USMC
Purple Heart Recipient

Wounded Warriors in Action is an organization truly dedicated to helping heal Warrior’s souls. From the first time they reached out until the end of our trip everything was taken care of, easy, and well organized. They allowed us to focus on being part of an amazing experience with some of the best people I’ve ever met, that I plan to stay in contact with in the future.
Hearing everyone’s story, and realizing that you aren’t alone, everyone is experiencing a lot of the same struggles, stressors and emotions and hearing how they deal with them.
In addition to the foundation, who I think really does save lives by uniting injured service members and helping them connect to nature, I would like to thank; Our gracious hosts, Mr. and Mrs. Boisen, who showed continuous gratitude and left you wanting for nothing; and our Guide Nathan Allen, who was very knowledgeable on the outdoors and helped keep conversations moving. The memories and experience shared will last a lifetime. Words cannot possibly express how grateful I am for this opportunity and everyone involved. Thank you and Semper Fi!

-N. Barron, USMC
Purple Heart Recipient

John Moline really knows how to host an event! He goes the extra mile to ensure you get the full experience of his little home town in Alaska. Not only did we get to catch fish out of the Gulf, we also enjoyed history lessons; a variety of wildlife and home cooked meals. He has impeccable patience and knows how to treat people with disabilities with the utmost respect. Although the harvest is not the most important aspect of these events, I have never seen so much fish sent home to one family. These soldiers are going to be so proud to go home and share this experience with their loved ones. Special thanks to Elle and Delta for making this possible. Joe Liddell was a great help on this event and definitely has the system down. He made sure the soldiers needs were met, and proved to be a great deckhand, very much so in his element. Becky put up with all of us too, hauling us around and making sure we were fed. The Wounded Warriors in Action Foundation is very fortunate to have Inn and Out Charters host this event for the past 5 years and looking forward too many more.

-C. Masek, US Army
Purple Heart Recipient

Thank you WWIA! When I got the call to see if I wanted to attend this great event hosted by John and Becky, I was so happy that someone finally had something for us women who served. This experience cannot be put into words. Some people on the outside of the military don’t understand the feelings you have when you are with another service member of like experiences. How that connection just links you together, you don’t even have to now their name or story, you just feel the connection. That is what I miss the most from my service. Thank you WWIA for allowing me to experience that again.

-C. Cockerell, US Army
Purple Heart Recipient