A Heartfelt Welcome To The Wounded War Heroes Website.

Mike Chesne

I want to thank you personally for your participation with our website and support of the Wounded War Heroes’ non-profit organization. Our sole purpose is to show these veterans that they are present, not forgotten, by providing our “HEROES” recuperative outdoor experiences upon their returning home from defending our nation.

Last year could not have been a more exciting year as we continue moving forward to implement new therapeutic strategies, purposeful procedures promoting further self-esteem, along with extraordinary “Esprit de Corps” camaraderie.

Wounded War Heroes stewardship and hard work coupled with a stellar staff, devoted board members, and volunteers have made the Wounded War Heroes non-profit organization the success we see today as we pursue our mission of “putting heroes in the outdoors.”

I am humbly honored to serve as the Wounded War Heroes Chairperson for 2016-2017


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Mike Chesne,
Wounded War Heroes,
Chairperson of the Board


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 they are not forgotten for their courageous service to our nation.


If you are interested in giving any donation to the Wounded War Heroes Foundation, just click donate.


Executive Board Members

Emeric Watson
Vice Chairman:
Dickie Robichaux
Collette “Cootz” Foret
Allen Phillipe
At Large:
Terry Ronquillo

Advisory Board

Mike Chesne (Past Chair ‘15-‘17) Mike@woundedwarheroes.org
Stefan Arnold SArnold@woundedwarheroes.org
Phillip Cart Cart@woundedwarheroes.org
Sam Caston SCaston@woundedwarheroes.org
Cole Gibbens Gibbens@woundedwarheroes.org
Ryan LeBlanc Ryanl@woundedwarheroes.org
Jim Sharpe JSharpe@woundedwarheroes.org
Ray Smith RSmith@woundedwarheroes.org
Mike Watson MikeW@woundedwarheroes.org
Cody T. Scott CodyS@woundedwarheroes.org
WWH Webmaster Webmaster@woundedwarheroes.org

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 campfire 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 who 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.

A Sampling of Some Past Events

  • Heroes at large

WWH’s has become a wonderful small organization with valuable resources and assistance dedicated to enhancing life after the 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.


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