Wounded Warrior Project
Wounded Warrior Project (WWP) exists to honor and empower wounded warriors who incurred service-connected injuries on or after September 11, 2001. The tragic events of this fateful day in September are often the reason warriors say they felt a sense of duty to volunteer for the military. These individuals chose to defend our country and that is why WWP honors them. With advancements in battlefield medicine and body armor there are more service members surviving severe wounds or injuries than ever before. For every US soldier killed in World Wars I and II, there were 1.7 soldiers wounded. In Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation Enduring Freedom, there are seven soldiers wounded for every soldier killed – bringing the total injured count from these two conflicts to almost 42,000. WWP is the hand that encourages warriors as they adjust to their new normal and achieve new triumphs. To learn more, visit www.woundedwarriorproject.org.
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