veteran stories

Finding a Sense of Belonging

2024-03-21T10:29:37-05:00March 19, 2024|HOW Stories, veteran stories|

Juan De La Garza's journey is one of service and determination. Born in California but raised in South Texas, Juan's life took him on a path of military service, civilian work, and eventually, to a profound connection with Heroes on the Water, a program that would change his life in ways he never imagined.

Embracing Challenges and Spreading Joy

2024-01-23T17:25:35-06:00January 29, 2024|HOW Stories, veteran stories|

Meet Brian Clark, a former Military Police Officer, with a compelling story that embodies resilience, compassion, and the transformative power of community. His journey took an unexpected turn in 2020 when a car accident left him in a wheelchair, presenting new challenges that Brian has fearlessly embraced.

My Purple Heart is at Heaven’s Gate

2022-01-07T01:16:58-06:00August 5, 2020|HOW Stories, veteran stories|

On April 13, 2007, SFC Jason Austin, U.S. Army (Ret), was a passenger in a vehicle hit by two roadside bombs. “I clearly remember when the first one went off. I remember the flash, felt the heat and the immense pressure. I don’t remember the second bomb, nor the next year of my life.”

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