Operation Silver Star was created in Honor of our Wounded Military Members and their Families. The need for this organization was realized when our founders became parents of a wounded soldier on March 12, 2008.
Their son and his reactionary response team were attacked while responding to an IED find in Bayji, Iraq. The attack resulted in the loss of their son’s left leg from the knee down. Since then they have had a Marine son deploy to Iraq in 2008. The deployment of their two sons followed the deployment of their Army son-in-law who deployed to Iraq in 2007.
During the months following the return of their wounded son (which included several operations, physical and psychological therapy and the ups and downs of integration) they found that the readily available assistance needed by their soldier became unavailable or difficult to find and maintain. The founders also realized that this help was fast becoming unavailable to most long term wounded military personnel.
Over the past several years they have notice and experienced the struggles all of their returning service family members are having with P.T.S.D (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder) and how these struggles have effected their families and their integration process.
It is our organization’s hope that we can act as a first response team as well as a long term resource for our wounded military personnel and their families.