The 2016 Wounded Warrior Experience features a discussion profiling several wounded warriors who have served on the front lines in Afghanistan and Iraq, along with individuals who have worked to ease their transition home.This is the seventh year for the event, which will be hosted by Elizabeth Prann, Washington D.C.-based contributor for Fox News. To attend this free event, e-mail or call 703-302-1012 ext. 227. Airing Sunday, November 13 at Noon EST on Fox Business. View photos from the event here.
Elizabeth Prann is currently a Washington D.C.-based contributor for Fox News. She joined Fox News in 2010 as an Atlanta-based correspondent.Previously for Fox News, Prann reported live outside an Alabama hostage standoff in 2013. During the Deepwater Horizon oil spill, she reported extensively on the scene. She also covered the West Fertilizer Plan explosion, as the network's anchor. Prann previously worked as a reporter, anchor for the Panama City affiliate of NBC, WJHG. After working as a production assistant for On the Record with Greta Van Susteren from 2006 to 2008. Prann also spent time on the booking desk in Washington, D.C. She graduated from the University of Florida with a B.A. in journalism.
United States Army Veteran, Cancer survivor, and author with 15 years of service. Major Boothe continues to serve the nation as the founder of Final Salute Inc., which provides housing for homeless female veterans, and helps establish futures plans towards independence.
Department of Florida Commander for Military Order of the Purple Heart. A veteran of the United States Army, wounded in the 1986 Libyan-sponsored bombing of the Berlin discotheque frequented by U.S. soldiers.
Deployed to Iraq in 2007, he had served alongside his twin brother, Joseph in both basic training and overseas deployments. That year, he was wounded by a roadside bomb, and lost his left leg. Following the injury, Joseph was prevented from deploying himself, leading to a downward spiral which ended with him taking his own life. Today, Earl speaks to his own wounds, as well as the unseen wounds of service members to help prevent future suicides.
The automatic weapon gunner for the lead vehicle of her platoon near Fallujah, Iraq, when her convoy was ambushed and she was struck by enemy fire. She continued to return fire until she was hit by a second round, forcing her from the battle.
Veteran of Iraq and Afghanistan, wounded by an IED while serving in Afghanistan in 2010. Losing both legs, he went on to win a bronze medal in rowing in the 2012 Paralympics, then biked cross country in 2013. Currently planning a month-long marathon challenge of 31 marathons in 31 days in 31 different cities to raise awareness and funds for wounded veterans.
Wounded while serving in Iraq in 2008 and given a small chance at survival, he recovered and returned to active duty in 2010. That year, he deployed to Afghanistan, where he was again wounded by a suicide bomber in early 2011. During that action, he saved a fellow wounded comrade, dragging him to safety while fighting off the enemy attackers.
Reynolds was commissioned as a Second Lieutenant and eventually served two deployments - one in Afghanistan and one in Iraq. He was near fatally wounded by an Improvised Explosive Device (IED) during combat operations in Southwest Baghdad. He eventually lost his left leg above the knee to a limb salvage failure. Reynolds currently serves on the boards of Disabled Sports USA, US Military Endurance Sports, and the Positivity Project.
Wounded by an IED while serving in Iraq in 2007, SFC Schlitz lost both hands and his eyesight in one eye, suffering burns to 85% of his body. The only man in his vehicle to survive, he spent six months in ICU. The recipient of a “Smart Home” funded by The Gary Sinise Foundation, he would dedicate himself to living a life worthy of the crew he lost.
Recipient of the Navy Cross for valor in Operation Iraqi Freedom. Author of Shadow of the Sword, chronicling his story in Iraq and overcoming PTS.
Jerry Yellin enlisted in the Army Air Corps on his 18th birthday, graduating as a fighter pilot in 1943. He spent the majority of World War II flying P-40s, P-47s, and P-51s in combat with the 78th Fighter Squadron in the Pacific. Today, he works to share his story with veterans and help them combat PTS.