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To honor and empower Wounded Warriors
To honor and empower Wounded Warriors

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9/11 Tribute from veterans who felt the call to serve
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“I came back; I was really proud of my service, but things started to unravel for me. I just started to isolate and self-medicate.”

Dan finally started to feel the effects of what he experienced while deployed in a war zone – something he didn’t have time to face in Iraq.

“You didn’t really process the trauma at that point – you just had it and compartmentalized it and kept driving on.
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When Larry Hinkle talks about Texas, the pride the U.S. Marine Corps veteran has in the Lone Star state is evident.
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WWP warrior and US Marine Corps #veteran Eric DeLion found new connections and new purpose through our physical health and wellness events. #wwpempowers
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“I developed and learned new #coping #skills, new #strategies, and again the #camaraderie with warriors that were not necessarily deployed to the same countries, but we all have similar experiences.” – Wounded Warrior Bill Geiger
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“It was encouraging to meet so many strong-willed women dealing with similar issues. I liked knowing that Wounded Warrior Project attracts and helps female warriors. We all served our country. We did our job. We volunteered to leave our families and put ourselves in harm’s way. We’ve earned it." - U.S. Marine Corps veteran Severa Parrish
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Injured veterans and their guests picked up barbecue tips and techniques from an award-winning pitmaster during a recent cooking class with Wounded Warrior Project® (WWP).

"Learning from a professional barbecue pitmaster motivated me to sign up," said National Guard veteran Joseph Beemer. "There were some warriors I know who had attended this event before, so I knew it was going to be an inspirational class."
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Talking to John Goubeaux is a lesson in positivity, but it almost wasn't. John nearly died seven years ago. He will forever have the scars from that day – visible and invisible.

During a steaming summer day in 2011, as he stood on the back of a truck working on a plane, the stifling heat overtook the Air Force veteran. He fell, landing head-first on concrete, shattering part of his skull. Read on:
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"I loved this trip to Old Sturbridge Village with my son, Max," said Army veteran Ekaterina Olchevski. "He tried a two-man handsaw, and it wasn't as easy as he thought. Also, it's a big plus to be surrounded by other veterans who understand what I've been through."
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"This was a great opportunity for me to connect with other warriors and clear my mind," said Army veteran Bradley Marbach. "For me, reaching a peaceful state of mind is very important. It proves that despite my mental and physical wounds, I can still enjoy myself and be supported by people who care."
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