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Thank you for a great hunt you put on and I come here being depressed about life and found out to live my dreams out and strive to do the right thing always. John, you light the fire in my belly again and to have a passion for life. Thanks.


Michael Diehn
E-5 1st LRS

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Steve Burch
Steve Burch

Steve Burch was born April 18, 1969, in Nashville, Tennessee, where he still lives today. He married his wife Christy in 1991, and together they have a fourteen year old daughter. He began hunting around age sixteen and loves anything to do wit...

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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 Nationís 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 Nationís most treasured asset. Hunting and fishing provide excellent opportunities to assist our wounded veterans in recovering Ė 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

Purple Heart veterans catching more than fish in Ashtabula excursion - Brian Albrecht

Eight veterans who were awarded Purple Hearts during their military service will go fishing for more than Lake Erie walleye in an Aug. 1-4 excursion from Ashtabula.

They'll be tro...

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Missouri-Kansas Chapter of WWIA

Missouri-Kansas Chapter of WWIA Joe Knorr(right) gave COO Dixon Gunther(left) a check for $22,000 from the fundraising efforts of the Missouri-Kansas Chapter of WWIA. This money was raised in support of their November Hunting Event and Fundraiser Dinner. Way to go Joe!

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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WWIA Events

WWIA Annual Alligator Hunt

August 29, 2014 - September 01, 2014

5th Annual Upstate New York Bird Hunt and Couples Retreat

September 05, 2014 - September 08, 2014

PA Cast & Blast

October 03, 2014 - October 06, 2014

Bayfield Cast & Blast, 2014

October 16, 2014 - October 20, 2014

Western PA Guided Archery Deer Hunt

October 16, 2014 - October 19, 2014

St. Croix Rods