Anthony Ameen admits he used to be a little wild in high school. Now 30, with eight years of military service and two tours overseas on his resume, those days have been left behind.
The Ahwatukee Foothills native now focuses on helping his fellow veterans. Ameen was seriously injured in Afghanistan by an IED (Improvised Explosive Device) and lost the bottom half of his right leg. He stepped on one as he was running to the aid of a wounded soldier.
March 8th, 2012: Good Morning Arizona
Some people “talk” about doing something, others just do it. When Anthony Ameen saw a problem for some veterans returning from Afghanistan and Iraq, he started Wings for Warriors. 3TV’s Kaley O’Kelley and Javier Soto sat down with him to learn more about the organization, which helps wounded soldiers returning from the wars.
October 17, 2011: National Geographic Channel & Brook Lapping ‘The World’s Deadliest Arms Race’ tells the real story of how roadside bombs, built in back street village workshops, have become the Taliban’s ‘perfect weapon’ in their war against the coalition in Afghanistan.
October 15th, 2011: AZ Central It was July 21, 2008, when Desert Vista High School 2000 alumnus Anthony Ameen’s life changed forever.
March 19, 2011: By Selena Larson
Anthony Ameen speaks with Selena Larson concerning the origins of the Wings for Warriors organization.