These stories represent the many lives Defenders of Freedom has impacted by serving our wounded and transitioning Veterans.

DOF: Reclaiming Brotherhood

DOF: Recovering Base

DOF: Finding a Foundation



Ride to Heal

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On September 2, 2016, one of our Veterans is organizing a bicycle ride with 2 other wounded Veterans from the Chicago Area to Irving, Texas. They are taking this 900 mile ride to raise funds to help 2 Veterans receive treatment at Carrick Brain Center. Your donations will make that treatment happen.

About Defenders of Freedom

Defenders of Freedom is a Non Profit Organization (501c3) that has been faithfully serving the Troops for over 7 years. Sending care packages to the Troops deployed in Afghanistan, Iraq, and Kuwait, along with many other areas, has been the top priority from the beginning. As the war has prolonged, there has been an increasing need of help for the wounded Soldiers as they begin transitioning into their lives at home. Defenders of Freedom has been able to help meet the needs of some of these Soldiers. We also hope to increase the amount of help available to them through DOF. We thank each of our donors and volunteers for the increasing awareness and support of DOF.

David Hillary – Finding a Foundation

“The things I have lived through, I wouldn’t wish upon anyone, but I am a walking testimony that you can come out of it.” David joined the Army at seventeen years old and served for 10 years. While serving in Iraq, David was shot in the head from an angle that caused the bullet to

Chris Fierro – Finding Friendships

“Lifelong friends and the chance to help others heal the way DOF has assisted my recovery.” After graduating from the United States Military Academy in 2004, Chris was commissioned as a Second Lieutenant in the Field Artillery Corp and deployed to Iraq. At the conclusion of a patrol that ended at FOB Justice in Baghdad,

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