It’s more about the Wounded Warrior Project and less about the wounded warrior.
For full disclosure, I have been against the Wounded Warrior Project ever since they came out as being against the 2nd Amendment. That is not some perceived imagined slight, WWP has stated that as a fact. Via their director of public relations Leslie Coleman, the Wounded Warrior Project staked their position with regards to the 2nd Amendment thus after refusing to go on the Tom Gresham’s Gun Talk national radio show:
“While we appreciate the interest in having a WWP representative on your show on Veterans Day we are not able to participate in interviews or activities with media/organizations that are related to firearms.”
So basically, if you have anything to do with firearms, the Wounded Warrior Project doesn’t want anything to do with you.
Every since then I have told beleivers in the 2nd Amendment to take their donations elsewhere.
But now, I have discovered that on top of being against the 2nd Amendment, the Wounded Warrior Project is a legal scam in which the vast chunk of donations made them go to executive salaries and lavish parties and the veterans they claim to help, by and large, are given trivial trinkets and used as fodder for photo ops.
During an interview with the Daily Beast, a double amputee veteran of the Iraq war spoke candidly:
“They’re more worried about putting their label on everything than getting down to brass tacks. It’s really frustrating.”
“Everything they do is a dog-and-pony show, and I haven’t talked to one of my fellow veterans that were injured… actually getting any help from the Wounded Warrior Project. I’m not just talking about financial assistance; I’m talking about help, period.”
Another soldier, Sam, an active duty soldier with Special Forces gave voice to what he sees as the problem:
“In the beginning, with Wounded Warrior, it started as a small organization and evolved into a beast. It’s become so large and such a massive money-maker…the organization cares about nothing more than raising money and “keeping up an appearance” for the public with superficial displays like wounded warrior parking spots at the Walmart.”