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Wounded Warrior USA is an organization dedicated to honoring the members of the United States Armed Forces injured in combat, accidental injuries and illnesses.  The organization offers fishing trips and family focused outdoor activities to Active Duty Wounded Warriors and Gold Star Families.  The organization strives to activate civilian support to these individuals and their families as they rehabilitate from their combat and health issues.  Wounded Warrior USA is a non-profit organization.  Resources to conduct the activities of the organization are from fishing product companies, private donations, and fundraising events.  To date, WW USA pays no salaries or office rent.  Everyone involved is an unpaid volunteer and donates their time to insure that donations are used for events supporting Active Duty Wounded Warriors.  There are absolutely no charges for Wounded Warrior participation.  All fishing equipment, tackle, bait, and hot lunches are   provided to the wounded by WW USA at every fishing event.

 

WW USA support events have included nearly 400 Rehabbing Warriors at private ranch’s and public fishing areas in the Rocky Mountain Region.  Most events are personalized for the U.S. Army, Warrior Transition Battalion at Fort Carson CO.  The organization sponsors annual ice-fishing tournaments and 2015 will highlight the fifth annual “Warriors Ice Fishing Tournament”. Other annual events include, Wounded Warrior Family Fishing Day (3 yrs.), Warriors Top Water Tournament (2 yrs.), Wounded Warrior Trail Series – 10-K Run and Adaptive Cycle Race in Hartsel Colorado, and Hot Dog Days at Bass Pro Shop (fund raiser).

 

Wounded Warriors has been a guest of Colorado DECA at the Beautiful Broadmoor in Colorado Springs. Devil Dog Coffee of Colorado sponsors the organization, as well as MKR International, Inc. The organization has continued support from the radio and television media covering its events. The non-profit secured a Colorado Parks and Wildlife Facility Fishing License (free fishing to patients) staying at the Fort Carson Evens Hospital, and the Warrior Transition Battalion, on July 3, 2011, (an annual renewable license). Warriors are able to fish without a fee or normally required license.

 

Bill Miller and Dave Bryant founded the organization in March 2009.  Currently Mr. Miller serves as the Executive Director and Mr. Bryant serves as Operations Director.  Bill is a service disabled Vietnam Veteran.  Dave is not a Veteran; however, he is dedicated to assisting in the rehabilitation and transition process of active duty personnel.  Wounded Warrior USA has dedicated patriotic volunteers Larry Sharrar Business Adviser, Mike Smith Program Coordinator, Sarah Will Program Coordinator, and an Advisory Committee made up of a cross section of the Colorado Community

Family Fishing Day

Family Fishing Day

30-people representing the Rehabilitating Active Duty Soldiers and Gold Star Families from Fort Carson arrived at Monument Lake for super fun time of fishing and a BBQ picnic.  Karl Hill cooked and served 14 racks of BBQ Baby Back and Spare Ribs.  He showed up with his portable smoker early and filled the air with BBQ.    The rods and reels passed out, with plenty of Power Bait and large red worms for bait and the trout catching was in full swing and a great deal of fun.  Kids laughing and squealing at the sight and touch of a worm or a fish caught.   Everyone especially enjoyed the time for shear relaxation, casual conversation and watching the kids reel in their fish.

Special thanks to Joyce Quintana and her father John, Mike, Donna, and Billy Smith, Karl Hill the cook, and Dave Bryant for his endless how to catch fish instructions.

We are looking forward to next summer already.

 

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