The Wounded Warrior Experience features inspiring stories of sacrifice and recovery from wounded veterans and service members. Hosted by Jennifer Griffin, National Security Correspondent of Fox News Channel, the program touches on issues faced by wounded warriors, the resources available to them, and their successes in moving forward in their lives.

The program, now in its eighth year, highlights the importance of aiding America’s heroes during their transition from military to civilian life.

To attend this free event, e-mail or call 703-302-1012 ext. 227.

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Jennifer_GriffinJennifer Griffin serves as National Security Correspondent for Fox News and is based out of the Washington D.C. bureau. She joined Fox in October 1999 as a Jerusalem-based correspondent. A graduate of Harvard University in 1992, Griffin received a B.A. in comparative politics. She is also the co-author of the book, “This Burning Land: Lessons from the Frontlines of the Transformed Israeli-Palestinian Conflict,” which she wrote with her husband Greg Myre regarding their experience in Israel.


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2017 Wounded Warrior Experience Panelists

Angelo Anderson

U.S. Navy Corpsman wounded by enemy gunshots during a patrol in Afghanistan; later returned to full duty, and competed in the DoD Warrior Games.

Donny Daughenbaugh

United States Marine Corps corporal wounded by a gunshot wound to the face while on a night foot patrol south of Baghdad in 2004.

Shilo Harris

On his second deployment to Iraq with the 10th Mountain Division, his vehicle was struck by an IED, causing burns to 35% of his body and causing the loss of his ears, tip of his nose, and three fingers. At Brooke Army Medical Center, he was the first soldier to participate in cutting-edge regenerative stem-cell research to regrow his fingers.

W. Bryan Jackson

Recipient of the Distinguished Service Cross for valor in Operation Iraqi Freedom, Jackson was injured by machine gun fire on September 27, 2006, when his unit was ambushed by an armed insurgent force.

John Konya

Veteran of the United States Marine Corps and fourth generation veteran, deployed to Iraq with the 2nd Battalion, 7th Marines. Wounded by a roadside bomb on December 31, 2005, spending the next year at the National Naval Medical Center in Bethesda, Maryland.

James Pierce

Army National Guard veteran of Iraq and Afghanistan, wounded in 2012 by a suicide bomber in Khost Province, Afghanistan. Now, working for the National Park Service as a volunteer coordinator, several memorials – including The American Veterans Disabled for Life Memorial – are under James’ purview.

Michael Schlitz

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.

Leslie Smith

U.S. Army captain with 11 years of service and two tours in Bosnia, having been assigned to the Nuclear Biological Chemical Corps as a Public Affairs Officer, was diagnosed with a blood infection likely due to exposure to a chemical agent or toxin, resulting in the loss of her left leg and leaving her legally blind.