Mission Statement

Wounded War Heroes was founded to show our appreciation to the men and women who have been wounded while in combat, by providing them therapeutic outdoor experiences upon their return home from fighting for our country. Our sole purpose is to show these veterans that they have not been forgotten for their courageous service to our country.


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Board Members

Executive Board:

Mike Chesne                                  mike@woundedwarheroes.org
Vice Chairman:
Cootz Foret                                    cootz@woundedwarheroes.org
Dennis LaBorde (Attorney)   dennis@woundedwarheroes.org
Emeric Watson                            emeric@woundedwarheroes.org
Scott Robichaux                          scott@woundedwarheroes.org
Todd Robichaux                          todd@woundedwarheroes.org
Lucky Rogers                                lucky@woundedwarheroes.org

Advisory Board:

Dickie Robichaux
Kevin Samrow
Mike Watson
Ray Smith
Ryan LeBlanc
Terry Ronquillo
Tim Achee
Travis McAdams

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Wounded War Heroes added 22 new photos to the album: 2015 Beach Vacation at Eden Condominiums at Pensacola, FL — in Pensacola Beach, Florida.Friday, October 2nd, 2015 at 5:43pm

Special thank to Mr. Hardy for organizing this event. Also thanks to Central Florabama Worship on the Water, Pace High Band Boosters, Inc., Complete DKI, Chuck Hoffman, Suzy Toronto, Tacky Jacks, Perdido Beach Service, Sail Wildhearts, Florabama Yacht Club, Lillian’s Pizza, Culinary Productions, The Sports Bar of Perdido Key, Alabama Gulf Coast Zoo, Flippers Restaurant, International Assiociation of Firefighter Local 4131, Orange Beach Professional Fire Fighter’s Association Local 4309, City of Gulf Shores, PAWN Investments, Performance Pharmacy Group, Winn Dixie, Publix, Marty McIntosh, Chamber of Commerce Perdido Key,
Airware Inc., St. Charles Place in Orange Beach, Eden Condominums, Wonderful Wacky Women, Spanish Key Condo, Emerald Coast Tours and Arthur Tonsmeire.

WWH Attended: Chris Knapps, CJ Olivier, Darrel Lewis, Derek Fowler, Kelly Broussard, Eric Love, Garry Powell, Jason Austin, Jason Morris, Jeremy Cabaniss, Jeremy Thompson, Matt King, Darren Pierce, Billy Dobbs

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Wounded War Heroes added 28 new photos to the album: 2015 WWH 6th Annual Fishing Tournament at the Venice Marina — at Venice,la.Friday, August 21st, 2015 at 7:00am

Wounded War Heroes had our 6th Annual Fishing Rodeo August 21-22. It was a great event for our Wounded War Heroes and all others participating. A big thanks go to all who sponsored, volunteers and friends who helped to make this event so successful. We cannot thank all our veterans enough for what you have sacrificed for this country.

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Wounded War Heroes added 4 new photos to the album: 2015 Houma Oilman’s Fishing Invitational.Thursday, May 21st, 2015 at 7:00am

Special thanks to the Houma Oilman’s Fishing Invitational and Houma Oilman’s Fishing Invitational Board Committee. Also, special thanks to James Bergeron, Tony Robichaux, Joe Boudreaux and Lee Bourdreaux for putting together the weekend for the Heroes.

WWH Attended: Doug Clark, Erik Waller and Jamie Pistole

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Wounded War Heroes added 4 new photos to the album: 2015 Oregon Bear Hunt — in Coquille, Oregon.Sunday, May 17th, 2015 at 7:00am

Special thanks to Spoon Creek Outfiters. Also thanks to Ken Wilson for sponsoring the hunt and all the volunteers that made this special event happen.

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Wounded War Heroes added 4 new photos to the album: 2015 South Dakota Turkey Hunt — at Rosebud Indian Reservation, South Dakota.Sunday, May 17th, 2015 at 7:00am

Special thanks to the Dakota Hunting Trips (Prairie Dog Lodge) and Pine Creek Guide Service. Also thanks to Chris Peterson, Ray Masciarella, Danny Santangelo and Dwayne Ryan.

WWH’s attended: Bobbie Parks and Jeremy Hardy. On the hunt Bobbie Parks obtained his Grand Slam filling his Merriam’s turkey tag. Congradulations Bobbie.

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The Beginning

Wounded War Heroes all started when Michael Savoie, A Medically Retired Wounded War Hero USMC, met Emeric Watson (Founder of WWH’s) at a hunting event in Pachuta, MS. Late one night around a camp fire Michael heard stories about some of the Watson’s fishing adventures and asked Emeric what it would cost to take around 20 military men and women down to south Louisiana for a weekend of fishing. Emeric’s wheels immediately started to spin and can recall having trouble sleeping that night because of all the ideas running through his head. Emeric spoke with his father and brother-in-law the following day and decided they would ask some family and friends to make donations to help defray the cost of a trip. Much to their surprise they received an overwhelming response and received commitments for donations and services.

Within a couple of days they set a date for the first WWH’s Fishing Rodeo which was dictated by the weekends that remained available at the Delta Marina, whereby default left them with the task of pulling off the event within 17 days. The inaugural WWH’s rodeo went off without a hitch due to hard work and dedication from many friends and family members. To date WWH’s has grown from one large fishing rodeo annually to 16 different hunting and fishing events sponsored mostly by oilfield related service companies. A passion for the outdoors and the desire to give something back to these courageous men and women whom have sacrificed so much for our country and sustained life-altering wounds in the fight for freedom is the premise behind Wounded War Heroes. Our military men and women put their lives on the line so we can wake up every morning and go about our day, enjoying freedom in ways big and small.

WWH’s has become a wonderful small organization with valuable resources and assistance dedicated to enhancing life after battle for our wounded vets. The staff involved in ensuring a successful and enjoyable experience for each event is strictly voluntary and no salaries are paid to any of WWH’s board members, and it has proven to be second to none.