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Wounded Warriors

A Declaration of Financial Independence for Our Military

Jane Whitfield | Posted 07.03.2015 | Impact
Jane Whitfield

Here's another self-evident truth: Our servicemembers and veterans should be financially secure. No one should be expected to wage war on behalf of the United States while worrying about making their monthly payments back home.

Stages of Authorship

Michael Putzel | Posted 07.01.2015 | Books
Michael Putzel

Writing a book is not like journalism. For one thing, it takes longer. Sometimes a lot longer. In a four-decade career in news, I wrote on tight deadlines, often under pressure, and with no excuses for a story that didn't get done on time.

Fraternity Members That Harassed Wounded Veterans Won't Face Charges

AP | Posted 06.04.2015 | College

PANAMA CITY BEACH, Fla. (AP) -- College fraternity members accused of harassing a group of disabled military veterans at a Florida beach resort in Apr...

Memorial Day

Michael Putzel | Posted 05.25.2015 | Impact
Michael Putzel

Names on the wall...

A Sad Man Left Behind

Michael Putzel | Posted 05.19.2015 | Books
Michael Putzel

It was bitter cold at Arlington National Cemetery on February 18, 2009, as mourners gathered in the warmth of a waiting room in the administration building before walking out into wet snow to join the funeral procession.

But When Did It Start?

Michael Putzel | Posted 06.30.2015 | Politics
Michael Putzel

Within months, tens of thousands of U.S. forces were committed to battle on the ground and in the air. But by the time the Army joined the fight in substantial numbers, I was off active duty, in the Reserves and most of the way through my six-year military obligation.

'Warrior' Pose for Wounded Warriors

Rep. Charles Rangel | Posted 06.28.2015 | DC
Rep. Charles Rangel

The newly founded Congressional Yogi Association will host its first-ever Yoga on the Hill event on May 1 to advocate for better physical and mental health for veterans, which has also been a prioritized issue for First Lady Michelle Obama. As a Korean War veteran and a staunch advocate for veterans' issues, I have committed to attending the event to show my support.

What I Learned From Working With the Wounded Warriors

Peter Himmelman | Posted 06.16.2015 | Impact
Peter Himmelman

I can't say that anything changed for anyone in a practical sense up on that mountain, but for me, having a glimpse of the pure love between people, perhaps especially, people in desperate pain, was far more powerful than anything money can buy.

Richard Albero on Wounded Warriors and Presidential Leadership: Part II of His 1,200-Mile Yankee Trek

Robert David Jaffee | Posted 06.12.2015 | Politics
Robert David Jaffee

As for Hillary Clinton, she and other presidential contenders might heed the words of Albero, who said that the first principle of leadership is "consistency. When you form a policy, you can't let politics change that policy you believe in." He added, "A really true leader can see the consequences of an action down the line."

Navy Seal, Shot 27 Times In Iraq, Raises More Than $83,000 (And Counting) For Wounded Vets

The Huffington Post | Robbie Couch | Posted 04.14.2015 | Impact

Mike Day doesn't need a battlefield to be a hero. After surviving 27 gun shots from a single incident in Iraq, the retired Navy SEAL Sr. Chief brou...

Quadruple Amputee Veteran To Build Fully Accessible Retreat Home For Wounded Vets

The Huffington Post | Robbie Couch | Posted 04.02.2015 | Impact

Travis Mills is at it again. The retired staff sergeant and quadruple amputee announced last week that his organization -- the Travis Mills Foundat...

First Freedom Tower Stair Race To Help Build 200 Homes For Vets With Disabilities

Associated Press | Posted 03.25.2015 | Impact

NEW YORK (AP) — The first stair-climb race at One World Trade Center — the nation's tallest building — will raise money for military veterans st...

Wintergreen Wounded Warrior Adaptive Weekend

Connie Lawn | Posted 04.12.2015 | DC
Connie Lawn

It was grand to see old and new friends. We are a special band of brothers and sisters. We hope there will be fewer wounded warriors in the future, but gatherings like this should still continue.

How the Sport of Archery Changed This Family's Life

Brandi Megan Granett | Posted 03.22.2015 | Divorce
Brandi Megan Granett

When she reconnected with wounded warrior Kevin Pitts, a former sweetheart, archery served as a bridge between Kevin and Michelle's children, especially then 8-year-old Emma, who took to the sport and is now pursuing the Olympic archery dream.

David Wood

When Giving Up 'Wounded Warrior' Status Helps Vets Heal | David Wood | Posted 01.20.2015 | Politics

The 52,300 Americans wounded during the Iraq and Afghan wars are almost all home now. And while some are fully recovered, others will bear physical an...

Brilliant Light Show Riffs 'All That Bass' And Moves Passersby In Huge Way

The Huffington Post | Robbie Couch | Posted 12.18.2014 | Impact

It may have been dubbed "Quiet Corner Christmas," but this Brooklyn, Connecticut home is anything but demure. Chris Lambert decked his festive abod...

Art Meets Luxury for a Cause

Reyne Haines | Posted 02.10.2015 | Arts
Reyne Haines

It's not unusual to find artists donating their art to a charitable auction, or someone donating their used car for a tax donation. But what happens when someone donates their vehicle to an artist to create a one of a kind "art car" to help a good cause?

The Unwanted Guest

Blair Hughes | Posted 02.03.2015 | Impact
Blair Hughes

I have been blessed with this ESP. I gladly concede to this clairvoyant gift so long as my husband remains untouched -- but that is impossible. The demon is sewn to my husband's soul. We can lock him up, but he will never leave us.

Alena Hall

This Woman Proves The Best Kind Of Holiday Shopping Involves Giving Back | Alena Hall | Posted 11.28.2014 | Impact

Allison Lutnick, 51, is just one of thousands whose lives were turned upside down by the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks. Hundreds of employees at a financ...

Alena Hall

This Woman Proves The Best Kind Of Holiday Shopping Involves Giving Back | Alena Hall | Posted 11.28.2014 | Impact

Allison Lutnick, 51, is just one of thousands whose lives were turned upside down by the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks. Hundreds of employees at a financ...

Remembering Our Veterans More Than Just One Day a Year

Robert J. Szczerba | Posted 01.07.2015 | Impact
Robert J. Szczerba

Hiring a wounded warrior can be one of smartest business decisions a company can make. A veteran's commitment to getting the job done and his or her discipline in the workforce is unsurpassed.

Australia Welcomes Wounded Warriors October 17 2014 by Connie Lawn

Connie Lawn | Posted 12.20.2014 | DC
Connie Lawn

The Australian Embassy in Washington D.C. honors the troops which have fought side by side through so many wars. Now the two countries are closer than ever in war and security. We are truly mates!

Honoring Our Wounded Veterans at Warrior Games

Nick Mavrick | Posted 12.07.2014 | Impact
Nick Mavrick

Whether one supports our nation's military, is opposed, or doesn't care about global conflicts, our nation must remain united to honor our wounded veterans and their families.

Three Men Who Inspired Me to Help Combat Veterans Transition to Civilian Life

Emma Nicholson | Posted 11.18.2014 | Impact
Emma Nicholson

I have never served in our nation's military. My father served in the Navy during the Korean War but completed his service long before I was born. He never spoke about his experiences. I never asked. It was just not on my radar.

Our Hidden Heroes Need Your Help!

Justin Constantine | Posted 10.29.2014 | Impact
Justin Constantine

Many of us who served in Iraq and Afghanistan have survived injuries that would have killed us in previous wars, and while that is of course a cause for celebration, it also demands incredible sacrifices by our caregivers.