High Five Tour 2016 | <em>Wounded Warriors Family Support</em>
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Support the Troops and Their Families
2016 HIGH FIVE TOUR DASHBOARD

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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Did you attend a stop on the High Five Tour 2014? Send us your photos to be included in our High Five Tour 2015 Photo Gallery.



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Did you attend a stop on the High Five Tour 2016? Send us your photos to be included in our High Five Tour 2016 Photo Gallery.



MEET OUR DRIVERS
Colonel

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.

Major General

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.

Lieutenant General

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.

Mustang Clubs

The High Five Tour 2014 will be truly unique as Ford Mustang clubs throughout the country get behind the wheel of the red, white and blue, 2014 Shelby Mustang GT500. The clubs will unite to bring the car to events across the nation, including stops at Ford dealerships, community events, veterans' organizations, military bases and race tracks, among others.

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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.

High Five Tour 2015:
Mission Accomplished!

The High Five Tour 2015 raised $1,000,000 to provide grants for qualified combat-wounded and Native American tribes for the purchase of mobility-equipped Ford vehicles. Wounded Warriors Family Support has provided 59 vehicles to date, and still counting. 

WWFS aims to enhance the quality of life for combat-wounded veterans and provide Native American veterans safe and dependable transportation to VA facilities.

Visiting Wounded Warriors Family Support staff on May 19, 2016 were four Native American veterans of the Fort Belnap reservation. A traditional ceremony and blanket were presented by the group.

The reservation received a 2016 Ford Explorer through WWFS's Native American Veteran Support, Transportation and Respite (NAVSTaR) program. The tribe was referred to WWFS by Peter Scott Vicaire Tribal Government Relations Specialist, Dept. of Veterans Affairs.

Wounded Warriors Family Support has provided 13 Ford vehicles through the NAVSTaR program in an effort to provide safe and dependable transportation to VA facilities for native American veterans.

A former Marine receives a new truck thanks to Montrose Ford and Wounded Warriors Family Support. Montrose Ford in Fairlawn presented a new Ford F-150 truck to a 28-year-old retired Marine from Cincinnati who lost his left foot as a result of a combat injury in Afghanistan.

"I'm totally blessed and speechless," says Sust. "This is going to allow me so much more legroom than my car and I can put my wheelchair in the back, it's just going to give me better overall ability in my life." Sust is just learning to walk with his prosthetic leg and wants to go back to school to study biomechanical engineering and one day build prosthetics.

High Five Tour 2014:
Mission Accomplished!

The High Five Tour 2014: raised funds to build two "smart homes" for two deserving wounded warriors and their families — SSgt. Jason Ross of Livermore, Cal., and Capt. Anthony Simone of Jonestown, Penn.

Read about the Soldiers below

SSgt. Jason Ross is an exceptional example of the tremendous commitment and sacrifice that our military service members around the world make on a daily basis to protect our country’s freedom. Jason, a native of Livermore, Cal., and graduate of Granada High School, joined the United States Marine Corps in 2001. After returning from a tour in Japan in 2004, Jason reenlisted to a new field — explosive ordnance... Read More


Capt. Anthony Simone has displayed a fearless dedication to our country and his fellow soldiers. Anthony is a native of Jonestown, Penn., and graduate of Northern Lebanon High School. He attended Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University in Florida before joining the Air Force in 2005. Anthony deployed to Iraq twice, in 2008 and 2009, before deploying to Afghanistan in 2010. in June 2010, Anthony was piloting a helicopter... Read More


Wounded Warriors Family Support has pledged $1,000,000 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.

High Five Tour 2013:
Mission Accomplished!

Through the generosity of our sponsors and the American people, The High Five Tour 2013 raised $650,000 which will go toward building two “smart homes” for deserving wounded veterans and their families:

Sgt. Rusty Dunagan of Guthrie, Oklahoma – triple amputee injured by an IED while on patrol in Afghanistan September 22, 2010.

SFC John Masson of Fayetteville, North Carolina  – triple amputee injured by an IED while conducting Village Stability Operations in Afghanistan October 16, 2010.

Operation Tyler:
Mission Accomplished

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.

Click here to donate to Wounded Warriors Family Support.