The Soldier's Network - Help Give Wounded Veterans A Fresh Start 


Make A Donation To The Sentinels Of Freedom Foundation And We’ll Match It –
Just Go To Their Donation Page And Type “GDC4S” Under Additional Information

The Soldier's Network - Help Give Wounded Veterans A Fresh Start

Medal of Honor recipient, Cpl. Kyle Carpenter currently attends the University of South Carolina through a scholarship from the Sentinels of Freedom Foundation

The mission of the Sentinels of Freedom is to help severely wounded warriors like SFC Gabriel Garcia, SFC John Wayne Walding and Medal of Honor Recipient Cpl Kyle Carpenter transition back into civilian life and achieve their full potential by providing them with life-changing opportunities through scholarship programs, financial assistance, mentoring programs and job placement. CNN’s Heroes, which profiles everyday people that are changing the world named Sentinels of Freedom leader Mike Conklin one of their 2013 Heroes.

A few months ago, General Dynamics C4 Systems President Chris Marzilli committed to match all contributions made to the Sentinels from our industry partners up to $50,000. And now we’re extending that challenge to you – We’ll match every donation made to the Sentinels (up to $50,000) through July 23, 2014.

Your Donation Will Help Sentinels Like…

Cpl Kyle Carpenter 

In 2010, U.S. Marine Cpl Kyle Carpenter was severely wounded in the Helmand province of Afghanistan when he threw his body on top of a live grenade to protect his friend and fellow Marine.  Both Marines were severely wounded but survived due to Kyle’s bravery. In June 2014, Kyle received the Medal of Honor for his heroic actions that day.

Kyle, now 24, spent nearly two years recovering at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center.  In 2013, The Sentinels of Freedom Foundation awarded Kyle a 4 year scholarship for undergraduate studies at the University of South Carolina. He now runs marathons and is planning on completing a 100 mile “century’ bike ride in the near future.

SFC John Wayne Walding

In 2008, U.S. Army SFC John Wayne Walding lost the lower half of his right leg to enemy sniper fire during an operation in the Shok Valley of Afghanistan. This incredibly heroic battle was chronicled in the book “No Way Out.” For his bravery and valor, he received the Silver Star, the Bronze Star and was awarded the Purple Heart and numerous other medals.

The Sentinels of Freedom Foundation helped John relocate to a new home in Dallas, TX and become an entrepreneur. The Foundation helped John start his business, 5 Toes Custom Rifles by assisting him with a business plan and start-up equipment. Today, in addition to running this business, he trains police officers and shares his story through his work with Thirty & 3, an agency founded by former military leaders.

SFC Gabriel Garcia

The Soldier's Network - Help Give Wounded Veterans A Fresh Start

Former Green Beret, SFC John Wayne Walding now runs his own custom rifle business with the help of the Sentinels of Freedom Foundation

In 2009, U.S. Army SFC Gabriel Garcia (pictured below) was severely wounded in Afghanistan when he was struck by a suicide bomber. While recovering in the hospital, he met a Sentinels of Freedom ambassador and was accepted as a Scholarship recipient in 2011. Gabriel currently attends Arizona State University while interning at the General Dynamics C4 Systems headquarters in Scottsdale, AZ. We are honored to have Gabriel as a part of our team.

We are proud to help support these wounded heroes through the Sentinels of Freedom Foundation and have pledged to match every dollar donated to the Foundation now through July 23rd, up to $50,000 for a total potential donation of $100,000.

To donate to the Sentinels, visit their website and type “GDC4S” in the box: How did you hear about us?