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Mark Wahlberg, Bank of America and Billy Casper Golf to Be Honored During the 10th Annual Wounded Warrior Project Courage Awards & Benefit Dinner Presented by First Data
Jacksonville, FL (May 14, 2015) – The 10th annual Wounded Warrior Project® (WWP) Courage Awards & Benefit Dinner® presented by First Data Corporation and the Joe Plumeri Foundation, with the generous support of USAA, is being held on Thursday, May 28, 2015, at the Waldorf Astoria® in New York City. This fundraising gala will bring together injured service members, their caregivers and families, and the most influential WWP supporters.
During the dinner, four awards will be given to recognize and honor the awardee for their support of WWP’s mission to honor and empower Wounded Warriors. The awards will be presented as follows.
Jacksonville, Fla.(May 14, 2015) – Lee Medina smiles when she describes meeting her husband, Army Corporal David Medina, nearly six years ago. They met through friends, and even from opposite ends of the country – he was stationed in Washington state and she was in Virginia – their connection was instant. “We just knew when we started talking. We built a strong foundation by communicating with each other. We knew this was what we both wanted.”
That foundation was rattled when David was seriously injured after his Stryker ran over an improvised explosive device (IED) in Iraq in November of 2009.
The 10th Annual Wounded Warrior Project® Courage Awards & Benefit Dinner® Presented by First Data with the Generous Support of USAA
Jacksonville, FL (May 13, 2015) – The 10th annual Wounded Warrior Project® (WWP) Courage Awards & Benefit Dinner® presented by First Data Corporation and the Joe Plumeri Foundation, with the generous support of USAA, is being held on Thursday, May 28, 2015, at the Waldorf Astoria® in New York City. This fundraising gala will bring together injured service members, their caregivers and families, and the most influential WWP supporters.
By Vesta M. Anderson
Two weeks shy of his 20th birthday, Jason Ehrhart’s Humvee took a direct hit from two anti-tank mines. Jason was the gunner in a convoy providing security for the first free elections in Iraq since 1953. Propelled from the turret, Jason sustained injuries so severe that upon his return stateside, he was considered to be the most seriously wounded soldier in Maryland. Among his injuries, Jason suffered from third-degree burns covering 60 percent of his body and badly shattered legs – the left would be amputated a month later. But those are just the visible wounds. Jason also sustained a traumatic brain injury (TBI) from the blast.
Due to improvements in military medicine and technology, many warriors, like Jason, are surviving combat injuries that would have previously been fatal, including severe TBIs.
In a letter sent to President Obama this week, Wounded Warrior Project® (WWP) asked the Administration to reexamine a longstanding approach to the Second Amendment rights of our nation’s veterans. Based in part on a 2008 law signed by President George W. Bush, the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) and the Department of Justice (DOJ) have systematically reported veterans who have been assigned a fiduciary – a person responsible for management of their benefits – to the National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS).
Reported veterans lose certain rights to lawfully purchase and own firearms. We can think of no justification for treating veterans differently than other populations when it comes to the fundamental constitutional rights they fought to protect, and WWP implores VA and DOJ to amend their discriminatory reporting practices.
Click here to read our letter to the President.
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