Just received this message from Chuck Ziegenfuss of TCOverride:
Hi there. My name is Captian Chuck Ziegenfuss, and for those of you who don't know me, I was wounded during OIF. And, for the last six months have struggled to regain my health. During that time, I helped to found Project Valour -- IT... I was the test bed/guinea pig. You can read more about me and a long strange trip it's been from Iraq to my living room at http://tcoverride.blogspot.com/ .
But that's not why I'm writing you today. I am begging you to please post about an organization called Salute America's Heroes. They are donating $500 to every wounded Soldier, Sailor, Airmen or Marine who registers with them in the next few days. I don't know when the end date is on this, but they did extend it beyond the date listed on their web site. This has been approved by and coordinated through the Department of Defense office of General Counsel Standards of Conduct office.
I'm simply trying to get the word out about this project. Please help me by writing something about it in your blog, and telling any wounded veterans that you know about this. If you prefer, you can simply link to my post on it:
I was called this morning by a representative from the Veterans Administration, who pointed me to this site so I myself could register. I felt that I would be doing a disservice to my fellow wounded veterans if I did not do everything that I could to spread the word about this program.
Thank you very much for your time,
Spread the word, people.
Update: Chuck sends this follow up message:
I called the Wounded Warrior Program to ask them how wounded soldiers would go about getting the authorization code, and was told that the Coalition to salute America's Heroes gave them a list of authorization codes and people to call. Apparently, it works like this:
Coalition to salute America's Heroes somehow selects who they want to donate to DS3/WW2 is given the list of names to contact with authorization codes Soldiers get contacted by DS3/WW2, given their authorization #, and asked to register.
I'm not sure how many people the Coalition to salute America's heroes have or are going to give this to, or how they generated the list of names, etc.