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What an amazing group of guys!! What an amazing organization!! Just being able to be around other folks that have been through and have faced the same uphill battles was phenomenal. Then to understand and see firsthand that all of this is done ...

Nick Fox

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Emil Walsh
Emil Walsh

SFC (Retired), Emil Walsh was severely injured in Iraq in 2007. "I did not believe it was possible to hunt and fish again But through self-determination, family support (my wife Devon, two sons Justice and Leo), John McDaniel and Darrel Gray...

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Wounded Warriors in Action

Established in 2007, the Wounded Warriors in Action Foundation (WWIA) is a national 501(c)(3) non-profit organization headquartered in Apollo Beach Florida. The WWIA is dedicated to serving our nation's combat wounded, Purple Heart recipients, by providing world-class outdoor sporting activities.

Our Mission

The Wounded Warriors in Action Foundation Inc. (WWIA) serves our Nation’s combat wounded Purple Heart recipients by providing world-class outdoor sporting activities as a means to recognize and honor their sacrifice, encourage independence and connections with communities, and promote healing and wellness through camaraderie and a shared passion for the outdoors.

Our Situation

The country has been at war, now, for over ten years.

As of 1 April 2014, the combined total of post 9-11 Wounded in Action (WIA) was 51,932. See U.S. Casualty Report

These men and women are our Nation’s most treasured asset. Hunting and fishing provide excellent opportunities to assist our wounded veterans in recovering – mentally, physically, and spiritually from their war experiences.

The WWIA Goals

  • Increase Self-Reliance
  • Bolster Self-Confidence
  • Enjoy the Great Outdoors
  • Promote Spiritual Healing and Wellness
  • Instill a Sense of Belonging

Wounded Warriors In Action Bayfield Cast and Blast

Bottom Line News & Views - Patty Pajtash

The first annual Bayfield Cast and Blast weekend for Wounded Warriors In Action was a huge success thanks to the overwhelming generosity of an entire community and the vision of one person with ...

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2nd Annual Salmon Barbecue Fundraiser

2nd Annual Salmon Barbecue The Wounded Warriors in Action 2nd Annual Salmon Barbecue was a huge success! We raised a total of $8,000.00 for this fantastic charity! Thank you so much to everyone who donated. These donations will make it possible to keep holding events and giving thanks to our Purple Heart Combat Veterans! (pictured) Tosha with NW Farm Credit Services giving WWIA a $500.00 donation. Thank you so much!!

St. Croix Casino Danbury Fundraiser Nets over $9000!

"This is the largest check Wounded Warriors in Action has received from anyone in the state," said Matt Tennessen of WWIA on Saturday, June 22. "These funds will be used to benefit wounded Wisconsin soldiers or residents."

Unicorr Packing Group nets our Heroes $22,988.39!!

Unicorr Packing Group

Unbelievable. Look at what Unicorr Packing Group in the great state of Vermont did for our heroes!


Led by Mike and Debi Davenport, these tremendous folks blew the lid clean off...our single most successful fund raiser in WWIA history.

Please help us thank the employees and leadership of Unicorr!! WWIA & its Heroes salute the working men and women of America!

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Texas Inshore Fishing

April 25, 2014 - April 27, 2014

Kansas, Cast and Blast

April 30, 2014 - May 05, 2014

North Carolina Cast and Blast

April 30, 2014 - May 04, 2014

Mexico Billfishing

May 02, 2014 - May 06, 2014

Wisconsin Cast N Blast

May 16, 2014 - May 18, 2014

St. Croix Rods