about usSpecial Operations Wounded Warriors

SOWW (Special Operations Wounded Warriors), a 501(c)(3) Charity, was formed in August of 2012 for the distinct purpose of providing outdoor experiences and focused therapeutic retreats to a select group of both active duty and veteran U.S. Military Special Operations Forces, that have received wounds (both seen and unseen) in battle or significant training accidents, most of which that have been awarded our Country’s prestigious Purple Heart Medal.

SOWW was founded by five individuals comprised of U.S. Military Special Forces Veterans, local businessmen, and avid outdoors-man.  It was started for the intent of offering thanks and fellowship to the men and women of our Special Operation Forces who have sacrificed so greatly for our own personal freedoms and safety.

It is the belief of SOWW that we truly can make a difference in the life of a service member who has chosen to put their safety at risk while defending our freedoms and that has suffered personal injury in that endeavor. SOWW feels that there is not a more deserving group of individuals than our Special Operation Forces members that frequently stand in harm’s way for the protection of our freedoms, often with little or no recognition. These men and women pay not only a physical and mental price during their service to our Country; some have paid the ultimate price, for their fellow man. For those that return home, often with the never fading scars of their conquests, SOWW exists to demonstrate our Country’s appreciation for their efforts and contributions. It is our objective to help bridge the gap from military service to the enjoyment of the freedoms that they fought so courageously to defend.

About Our Logo

The SOWW Logos were designed to represent our purpose. The colors red, white, and blue, used in the logos, are to cement our appreciation for our Country and for those that serve to protect the freedoms represented by our flag. Each of the 5 stars shown, represents one of our Country’s military and Special Operations Forces that are assembled and trained to carry out sometimes public but often times untold missions in support of our Country’s needs. Inside of the O of SOWW and surrounded by our Country’s colors, you will find the prestigious Purple Heart Medal, which is awarded to military men and women of which while serving under competent authority in any capacity with one of the U.S. Armed Services after April 5, 1917, has been wounded or killed. Inside of the Purple Heart Medal, you will find the symbol of the spear which is representative of all of America’s Special Operations Forces, the sole focus of our charitable efforts.

Testimonials

“Before being nominated for the SOWW Maine hunt, I have been in a state of depression with marital issues, physical injuries, and the inability to turn off my mind and get a good night sleep. The hunting trip was one of the most relaxing experiences I’ve ever had. I felt like, for the first time in probably 8 years I slept. All SOWW personnel were very receptive as to listening to my personnel demons and offering extended help in the future. The family that owns the lodge make you feel at home in every way. The hunt itself was an incredible experience that I will never forget. After returning home I was afraid that my old routine would return and my depression along with it. I was pleasantly surprised when I awoke that first Monday with a smile on my face and joy in my heart. The services provided in this experience go far beyond the hunt. I am forever grateful for this experience.”
JP
“I’ll start off first by saying thank you, well planned and executed event…..means a lot when the venue is hosted by someone that truly wants to participate and give, rather than look for something in return. I have no doubt that that encounter has established a life long friendship…..I would be more than honored to participate again in the future, this event or others. Its hard to say what I got from the week, I will say it was a great setting in that I was comfortable enough to open up some to folks I felt as non-judgmental and possessing much common ground. being in familiar company and knowing the guy to your left and right have dealt with similar issues makes it much easier to be open and possibly look for answers to “un-askable questions” That being said, I also liked being there in a listening roll as well, being able to encourage my brothers to seek out help and not hide from potentially fixable scenarios. It was truly an awesome, therapeutic, and fun experience! Thank You SOWW!”
JS