“My name is Anthony “Doc” Ameen. I served as a Hospital Corpsman in the US Navy from 2002-2010. I was severely wounded in combat in 2008, while operating in Afghanistan with 2nd Batallion/7th Marines – 1st Marine Division. Our battalion lost 20 men killed in action, including an interpreter. Over 160 men were wounded in action, (30 of which were amputees), including myself. Since we returned home from this deployment we have had over 30 suicides.
34 surgeries later… The lower half of my left leg was amputated, reconstructive surgery to my left hand and fingers, and countless operations were performed to save my right leg, along with the mental, spiritual, and emotional suffering.
With that said, I understand and know firsthand what these wounded warriors are facing on a daily basis with regards to their recovery process. As for their benefits, it is not an easy task to make certain that all of the entitlements that are promised to them are met and delivered in a timely fashion. It is extremely stressful and draining for wounded warriors to track down their benefits all while they should be focused strictly on their recovery and transition. As for the military families and caregivers, it is crucial for them, just as much as it is for the warriors themselves to have a loving support system while they recover, transition, and grow together.
That is why I decided to establish Wings for Warriors. It is my hope that through the activities of this organization we can provide a helping hand to the many wounded veterans, military families, and caregivers dealing with struggles along the road to recovery similar to my own.
If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact us. I wish all of our military community nothing but the best, because that’s what they deserve! These wounded warriors fought for us… It’s time we fight for them.”™
Founder – Anthony “Doc” Ameen