It’s a P2V Connection! SSGT Fasnacht and Sissy
Congratulations to SSGT Fasnacht, his wife Jessica and their 3 year old son, Blake.
SSGT Fasnacht is a Combat Engineer residing at Walter Reed Army Medical Center (WRAMC). He was Afghanistan conducting Route Clearence when his vehicle was struck by an Improvised Explosive Device (IED) (his second time that day). He sustained injuries of broken ankles [...]
It’s a P2V Match! Specialist Gamble and Snooze III
Congratulations to Specialist Gamble and Snooze III!
Specialist Gamble is a Vietnam Veteran who is an 82nd Airborne Hazmat Soldier. After serving in Vietnam, Specialist Gamble was injured during pre-deployment training for Grenada from three separate parachute jumps. Living in silience for years, his experiences finally took a toll on him which led him to be diagnosed with [...]
It’s a P2V Match! Lieutenant Commander Jordan and Nye
Congratulations to Lieutenant Commander Jordan, her two daughters and Nye!
Lieutenant Commander Zenobia Jordan was diagnosed with Traumatic Brain Injury, Severe Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, and Major Depression by the Washington D.C. Veterans Affairs Hospital after serving in Operation Iraqi Freedom. While on a mission in Balad, Iraq, Lieutenant Commander Jordan endured heavy fire from Iraqi Insurgents [...]
It’s a P2V Match! Sgts. John and Angie Soso with Shaggster
Congratulations to Sergeants John and Angie Soso and Shaggster!
Sgt. Soso is a two-time war veteran: 2003-2004 and 2005-2006, both in Iraq. In 2003-2004, Sgt. Soso’s convoy was hit by an Improvised Explosive Device (IED) while going to pick up supplies from Baghdad International Airport (BIAP), which led him to be quickly extracted via MedEvac (by helicopter) to [...]
It’s a P2V Connection! Lieutenant Commander Zenobia Jordan and Tuba
Congratulations to Lieutenant Commander Zenobia Jordan and Tuba!
Lieutenant Commander Zenobia Jordan was diagnosed with Traumatic Brain Injury, Severe Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, and Major Depression by the Washington D.C. Veteran Affairs Hospital due to her service during Operations Iraqi Freedom. Lieutenant Commander Jordan endured heavy fire from Iraqi Insurgents during 2006 while in Balad, Iraq while [...]
It’s a P2V Connection! Specialist Diane Williams and Tuba
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Diane Williams is an OEF/ OIF Veteran who has had a hard time transitioning from military to civilian life. Upon her retrun from her last deployment she found that her job had been abolished leaving her homeless and her car being repossessed while raising her 5 year old daughter, Mariah.
Today, as a P2V Connection, Diane [...]
It’s a P2V Match! Airman First Class Tysson Tomlinson and Norman
Congratulations to Airman 1st Class Tysson Tomlinson and Norman!
Tysson Tomlinson, USAF was discharged after he suffered a severe allergic reaction to military prescribed medication causing him to sleep for three days and led to his being diagnosed with bi-polar disorder. Tysson served during Vietnam and currently suffers from depression.
Norman is a blonde 6 year old [...]
It’s a P2V Match! Staff Sergeant Will Acevedo and Xena
Ace: “I am happy to have Xena because she will love me unconditionally and we can support each other.”
Tina (Ace’s wife): “I am glad that Xena will help keep Ace active.”
Ace: “We will both be active to help each other get stronger.” (Xena had a broken leg and is still recovering)
Congratulations to Ace and Xena!
It’s a P2V Match! Sergeant Raymond Crook and Meyer
Sgt. Raymond Crook says: “I’m a diabetic and I need to walk a lot. Meyer is my guy! He makes me happy and as I take care of him, he will take care of me with my condition. Donna (Sgt. Crook’s wife) and Rico (Sgt. Crook’s grandson) and Meyer are so good together, too. Looks [...]
It’s a P2V Match! Sergeant Anthony Proctor and Precious
Anthony says: “She’s just the one I like! She makes me feel good and Precious is a silly girl.”
Congratulations to U.S. Army Veteran, Anthony Proctor and Precious! Anthony is a U.S. Army Veteran who suffers from Deep Depression and Anxiety Disorder. Anthony found, that after military life, he had problems dealing and coping with life, [...]
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Increasing public awareness of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), traumatic brain injury (TBI) and other challenges facing today’s heroes;
Rallying support for animal welfare and the adoption of sheltered animals.