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Supporters also have a direct line to the Wounded Warriors Family Support Mustang by dialing the High Five Tour 2012 toll free phone number: 888.872.0114. Supporters can send their greetings, ask questions or invite the car to impromptu stops along the route.
You can cheer on the Wounded Warriors Family Support Mustang anywhere along the High Five Tour route. The Mustang is equipped with a GPS tracking device that will allow supporters to see where the car is traveling in real time on the High Five Tour website, www.highfivetour.com. Supporters are encouraged to show their support with banners, signs or even a simple wave.
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Col. John Folsom (Ret.) is the founder and president of Wounded Warriors Family Support. Folsom, a Marine, has served in Lebanon and Iraq. He started Wounded Warriors Family Support as a "pass the hat" initiative on March 20, 2003, and with the initial $1,500 collected, he purchased items for the Landstuhl Regional Medical Center in Germany, the first stop for U.S. armed forces personnel evacuated from Iraq and Afghanistan.
Maj. Gen. Arnold Fields (Ret.) has held numerous high-profile command positions throughout his distinguished career as a Marine, including serving as the Deputy Commander of the U.S. Marine Corps Forces Europe, the Commanding Officer of the Company B Marine Security Guard Battalion in North Africa and Director of the Marine Corps Staff, among many others.
Lt. Gen. John Sylvester (Ret.)is a decorated Army veteran of the Vietnam and Gulf wars. He is known for his command of the Tiger Brigade of the 2nd Armored Division in the first Gulf War and his three tours of duty in the Balkans culminating in U.S. and NATO Command of over 45,000 troops from 41 Nations.
Wounded Warriors Family Support
The High Five Tour 2013 is raising funds to build two “smart homes” for two deserving wounded warriors and their families — SFC John Masson of Fayetteville, N.C., and Sgt. Rusty Dunagan of Guthrie, Okla.
On Sept. 22, 2010, Dunagan was on a patrol in Afghanistan when he encountered an improvised explosive device (IED), causing him to lose both legs and his left arm. Less than a month later on Oct. 16, 2010, Masson stepped on an IED while conducting operations in Afghanistan and also lost both his legs and his left arm. Both soldiers are married fathers.
Wounded Warriors Family Support has pledged $500,000 to build the “smart homes,” and 100 percent of all funds donated to the High Five Tour will go directly to the construction of the homes. The specially designed homes are custom-built to provide the severely wounded veterans quality of life and independence that otherwise would not be possible.
We want to hear from you! Supporters have a direct line to the Wounded Warriors Family Support Mustang by dialing the High Five Tour 2013 toll free phone number: 888.872.0114. For all the latest High Five Tour updates, “like” Wounded Warriors Family Support on Facebook or follow us on Twitter (@ColJohnFolsom). Send us your greetings, ask questions or invite the car to impromptu stops along the route.
The High Five Tour 2012 was a great success! Through the High Five Tour 2012, Wounded Warriors Family Support raised $450,000, which went toward building three “smart homes” for deserving wounded veterans and their families.
Lance Cpl. Tyler Huffman of Fulton, Mo., was one of the three injured soldiers to benefit from last year’s tour. Huffman was injured in Afghanistan on Dec. 3, 2010, when he was struck in the chest by an enemy sniper. His injuries left him wheelchair-bound. But thanks to the generosity of his community and supporters of the High Five Tour from across the nation, he and his family now live in a custom-built “smart home” constructed to suit his needs.