7th annual Walk for the Wounded and 5K Run in Rose Tree Park May 3

Fox TV’s Weather Anchor, Sue Serio and the Phillie Phanatic will headline this year’s 7th Annual Walk for the Wounded, a hugely successful fundraiser for Operation First Response (OFR) taking place on May 3 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Rose Tree Park in Media.

OFR works directly with wounded soldiers in crisis, many of whom have had their lives changed forever as they deal with severe burns, organ damage, amputations, and painful surgeries. More than 93 percent of all ...

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Verdun Adventure Bound Wounded Warriors Challenge and Family Day


Hy-Vee Homefront

What is Hy-Vee Homefront?

Hy-Vee Homefront is an ongoing initiative to increase awareness of and support for organizations that serve our nation’s military members, veterans and their families.

See Hy-Vee Homefront in action.

Hy-Vee has long been a supporter of the military and veterans’ causes through programs such as Honor Flight, activities like our annual Veterans Day breakfasts, and participation in the U.S. Department of Defense’s Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve. But with a new generation of veterans returning from active ...

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Make plans now to support 6th Walk for The Wounded

Pennsylvania’s 6th Annual Walk for the Wounded will take place Saturday, May 18, 2013 at Rose Tree Park in Media, PA.  For more information visit or call 610-565-3679.

A record-setting 10,000 people are expected to attend this year’s event in support of Operation First Response (OFR), a national 501-C3 non profit organization that donates 90 percent of every dollar directly to wounded soldiers and their families who face serious health and financial battles on the home front.

Representatives of OFR ...

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A nurse took the tired, anxious serviceman to the bedside.

“Your son is here,” she said to the old man.

She had to repeat the words several times before the patient’s eyes

Heavily sedated because of the pain of his heart attack, he dimly saw
the young uniformed Marine standing outside the oxygen tent. He reached
out his hand. The Marine wrapped his toughened fingers around the old
man’s limp ones, squeezing a message of love and encouragement.

The nurse ...

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Military Dog Saves Four Soldiers


Herat, Afghanistan: During a firefight, military dog Valdo was injured by a RPG. Valdo was seriously injured in the blast and he absorbed most of the grenade’s shrapnel which possibly saved the lives of four nearby soldiers.

Military Dog Saves Four Soldiers



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The Prosthetics Breakthrough That Could Fuse Nerves With Fake Limbs

A replacement limb that moves, feels and responds just like flesh and blood. It’s the holy grail of prosthetics research. The Pentagon’s invested millions to make it happen. But it’s been elusive – until, quite possibly, now.

The body’s own nerves are arguably the biggest barrier towards turning the dream of lifelike replacements into a reality. Peripheral nerves, severed by amputation, can no longer transmit or receive any of ...

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Injured medic rejoins Soldier she treated


JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-FORT SAM HOUSTON (Feb. 24, 2012) — A combat medic who treated a Soldier in Afghanistan found herself in a role reversal after she was injured a week later and brought to San Antonio Military Medical Center where the Soldier she treated is also recovering.

A recent graduate of the University of Oklahoma with an Aerospace Engineer degree and an infantryman with the National Guard for ...

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Runners ‘pay it forward’ to help wounded warriors

By Rob McIlvaine

WASHINGTON (Army News Service, Oct. 9, 2011) — The 27th annual Army Ten-Miler brought 30,000 registered runners, including 701 teams, from around the world Sunday to compete in one of the largest 10-mile races in the world.

Beginning and ending at the Pentagon, it is produced by the U.S. Army Military District of Washington, with all proceeds going to the Army’s Morale, Welfare and Recreation fund.

But more than runners came out to support the nation’s military, although a group ...

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Walk for the Wounded helps bridge gap in care for injured vets

OCEAN CITY – Wounded in battle halfway around the world, SPC Adam Spotanski (Ret.) was a member of the 173rd Airborne Brigade, 2/503 Parachute Infantry Regiment.

At the Walk for the Wounded event at the historic Music Pier on Saturday morning, he was a hero.

“I’m sorry, bear with me,” he said, wiping tears from his eyes. “I’m better with a rifle than I am with words.”

Overwhelmed by the large crowd, he said he was not a hero, but those gathered vehemently ...

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