Meals for the Brave

Our own American Heroes will be competing against some of the most talented international wounded warrior athletes in the Marine Corps Trials (MCT) at Camp Pendleton from February 28th – March12th.  For only $15 you can make a difference for those Wounded Warriors from around the world.  Read on and see how…

Wounded, ill and injured service members from all over the world will compete in eight sporting events taking place over 15 days at Camp Pendleton. Archery, cycling, swimming, seated volleyball, wheelchair basketball, track, shooting and field will comprise the various competitions. Making up the contestant fields will be active duty Marines, Veterans and service members from invited allied nations.  These sporting competitions are extremely vital to these Warrior-Athletes as they continue to reclaim their lives after their devastating injuries.

DPSG will be stepping up their support of the Marine Corps Trials by providing meals to the Wounded Warriors for three lunch events Track and Field events on Thursday, March 5th, the Shooting events on Friday, March 6th, as well as the Cycling event on Sunday, March 8th.  It is estimated that the cost for serving these meals the athletes will be over $12,000. DPSG is extremely grateful to the Stanley W. Ekstrom Foundation, the Strand at Headlands and the Transportation Corridor Agencies who have made generous contributions for this worthy cause, assisting in covering the cost of the lunches and snacks for these brave men and women.

The Wounded Warrior Regiment grew from the 2005 Marine For Life ill/injured support section and the 2004 Wounded Warrior barracks on several bases. During his 2006 Planning Guidance, the 34th Commandant of the Marine CorpsGeneral James T. Conway, highlighted his vision of taking care of wounded warriors and their families. The official establishment of the regiment took place in April 2007.  There are currently two Battalions, Wounded Warriors West, based in Camp Pendleton and Wounded Warriors East, located in Camp Lejeune, North Carolina. The motto of the Wounded Warrior Battalions is “Etiam in Pugna” … “Still in the fight.”

You can help support these amazing wounded warriors too! Just $15 will buy lunch for one of these heroic athletes. Our own local patriots can make secure donations to help cover the cost of these meals through PayPal by clicking here:


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or by mailing a check, marked for “Meals” to Dana Point 5th Marine Regiment Support Group, P.O. Box 471, Dana Point CA 92629-0471. The DPSG is comprised of citizens who reside in the Dana Point area that willingly devote time and talent to achieve goals that will benefit active duty 5th Marines, Sailors and Wounded Warriors and their families.

*Photos courtesy of the USMC
Wounded Warrior Regiment