FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. – With Veteran’s Day being observed recently, 12 medically retired veterans of the Army will be attendance at Saturday’s Razorback football game against Troy as part of the Army Wounded Warrior Program. Each of the veterans in attendance is a Purple Heart recipient and all currently reside in the state of Arkansas.
"It is an honor for the Razorbacks to be a part of the Army Wounded Warrior Program," said Arkansas Vice Chancellor and Director of Athletics Jeff Long. "We wish to pay tribute to all of our veterans from each branch of the U.S. military for their sacrifice and service to our country."
The Army Wounded Warrior Program (AW2) is the official U.S. Army program that assists and advocates for severely wounded, ill, and injured soldiers, veterans, and their families, wherever they are located, for as long as it takes. AW2 provides individualized support to this unique population of soldiers, who were injured or became ill during their service in Overseas Contingency Operations since 9/11.
To date, the following institutions have confirmed wounded warrior events for 2009-10: Southwestern Oklahoma State, Florida State, Lehigh, Evangel, Central Arkansas, Old Dominion, Southern Methodist, Stephen F. Austin State, Northern Arizona, Texas Tech, Yale, Notre Dame, Nicholls State, Central Connecticut State, Virginia, VMI, Georgia Southern, Rhode Island and Belmont University.
For more information on the Army Wounded Warrior Program please visit: http://www.aw2.army.mil/