Since 2004 we have provided funding to many wounded Veterans, including spouses of our Fallen Warriors. What is unique about how we disperse financial help is that we ask our member Veterans to send out the checks to those new to our organization. Along with each check, our Vets send a letter introducing themselves, telling their own stories and letting recipients know they have someone who understands and is there for them. With limited resources, the WHOA checks are not huge but they come with something most valuable, even priceless – second chances to make a new life because someone cares.

Every dollar counts at WHOA. Your donation will go a long way to help the Wounded Heroes and their families.

Read excerpts from some of their letters below.

My Name is Thomas Jennings and I’m a Disabled Veteran. I joined the Marines in 1996, I was stationed at Camp Pendleton and went to the Amphibious Assault School in del Mar. I served 9 years and 8 months and loved being at the tip of the spear. I went overseas 3 times which include places such as Jordan, Iraq, Afghanistan, Dubai, Kosovo and many others. I loved the camaraderie of the Marine Corp and I met some of the finest, loyal and awesome friends that I will ever have in my life. I was referred to Wounded Heroes of America by my buddy Ernesto Gutierrez, who served with me in Okinawa under Combat Assault Battalion. Wounded Heroes of America has helped me by providing financial advice as well as hosting family events, not only to bond with my family but with other veterans. I truly thank them for all the help and support they have given me and my wife, as well as my 4 little ones. Keep up the good work SEMPER FI!!!

Thomas Jennings

Since 2004 we have provided funding to many wounded Veterans, including spouses of our Fallen Warriors. What is unique about how we disperse financial help is that we ask our member Veterans to send out the checks to those new to our organization. Along with each check, our Vets send a letter introducing themselves, telling their own stories and letting recipients know they have someone who understands and is there for them. With limited resources, the WHOA checks are not huge but they come with something most valuable, even priceless – second chances to make a new life because someone cares.

Every dollar counts at WHOA. Your donation will go a long way to help the Wounded Heroes and their families.

Click here to see excerpts from some of their letters.

David:

To My Brothers and Sisters in Arms,
Hi, my name is David After finishing high school in Portland, OR.I started working for United Parcel Service (UPS) in the warehouse; sorting packages, loading and unloading trucks. After working there for six years, I knew I didn’t want to drive a brown truck for the rest of my life. In August 2001, my younger brother joined the Army and I too, made that choice that would forever change my life. I decided I wanted to be a Chaplain Assistant with the ultimate goal of becoming a Chaplain.
My journey in the Army started in Fort Jackson, SC. Upon completion of Basic Training and Advanced Individual Training, I received orders to Fort Hood, TX. To be attached to Mechanized 4th Infantry Division, 4-42 Field Artillery Battalion. On a training deployment to the National Training Center in Fort Irwin, CA.I was attached to 2-20 Field Artillery Battalion because they didn’t have a Chaplain Assistant and I didn’t have a Chaplain. From there, the Battalion Commander LTC Allen B West for 2-20 FA decided to make the Chaplain and me a permanent team.

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Daniel:

Hello my name is Daniel and I grew up in California. I’ve always been “go getter” I never really depended on anyone for anything -I started working when I was 14 years old. I bounced around a lot growing up- I had my first baby in 2000 the same year that I graduated from high…

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Chelsea:

I’m a medically retired E5 from the Army Military Police Corp. My story, like many of yours, is one of loss and hardship, so I’m not going to talk about that. I served my country in a time of war, saw more than my share of battle, and returned home to a completely different battlefield.…

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Janet:

“Trick” or Treat all my Fellow Warriors, My Name is Janet I joined the United States ARMY. After Sept 11th I went to Basic Training to Ft Jackson and qualified to 91Golf… I joined because my Dad was a Vietnam Veteran and I grew up with an American Flag in my front yard. I thank…

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Dan:

Dear fellow warriors, My name is Dan. I was born and raised in Southern California. After school I joined the Navy and after initial training I was assigned to duty aboard an aircraft carrier home ported in Norfolk, Virginia. I served during two deployments to the Mediterranean and Indian Ocean, and also the Northern Atlantic.…

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Felipe:

Hey brothers, Hey brothers I am SPC TELLEZ FELIPE and I am an IRAQ war veteran. I enlisted in the army in December 2000 and got assigned to 5th battalion 20th infantry where I ended up in the scout and sniper platoon. During my time in the military I was deployed to IRAQ in 2003…

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Gil:

I SGT Rojas, Gilberto A. joined the U.S. Army in 2005. My first duty station was in Germany 1st ID 2 BCT 1/26 INF Reg Cco 2 PLT. I was deployed to Iraq, Northeast Baghdad in Adhamiyah, in 2006-2008. We lost 14 soldiers in our company and made the news in CNN, Time magazine, and…

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Jose V:

My name is Jose and I served in the United States Marine Corp. I faithfully defended our nation during times of war and served proudly to keep our freedoms and liberties just like many of you. I want to share with you a bit about myself. I served with Golf Company 2nd BN 5th Marines,…

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Ralph:

To my fellow vets: My name is Ralph I served with 2nd Battalion 5th Marines 1st Marine Division. I was stationed in Al Samawah Iraq in 2003 and I deployed for a second tour to Ar Ramadi Iraq in 2004-2005. I was with a heavy machine gun team and our job was to find the…

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Manny:

To my fellow members of the foundation, Hey what’s up guys! First of all, I would like to apologize for taking this long to write a monthly newsletter, seeing that I have been with the foundation for so long. Now I know most of you know me and know my story, but I also know…

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