FOURTH U.S. INFANTRY REGIMENT: HOME of HEROES

4th Infantry, 4th Infantry Regiment, Warrior Battalion 1/4, INF 2/4 INF, 3/4 INF,

Assistance Programs

The Wounded Warrior Program as now constituted is a two part program:

Part One: An annual effort by the Association to raise money for the purposes of providing funding to bring critically wounded members of the 4th Infantry to the annual reunion. The intent is to raise enough money annually to provide the air fare, lodging, and selected meals for at least two current or former members of the 4th Infantry, and wives if applicable, that meet certain wound criteria.

The candidates for the Wounded Warrior Program must meet certain criteria. Evidence of such medical conditions must be produced upon request to verify that the trips will be provided to those they are intended. The criteria are provided below.

The Soldier, or former Solder, must be, or have been, a member of the 4th Infantry Regiment. Under special circumstances, a Soldier, or former Solder who was not assigned, but attached to an element of the regiment may be considered.

Due to the limitations of the program, only Wounded Warriors from Desert Storm, Iraq, or Afghanistan will be considered. Under special circumstances, a Wounded Warrior from earlier conflicts may be considered. Typically, a candidate in this latter category must be demonstrated to be unable to afford a trip to the annual reunion on his own.

The wounds received by the Solder must have been sustained under combat conditions. The wounds must have been sustained as a result of direct or indirect enemy action, or for reasons that resulted from real or potential and immediate threat of enemy action (i.e., overturned vehicle moving to engage the enemy on patrol or similar circumstance).

The wound(s) sustained at a minimum must have resulted in one of the following:

  • Traumatic Brain Injury.
  • Loss of at least one limb which includes an entire hand or foot.
  • Loss of an eye or complete loss of hearing.
  • Other wounds that require medical discharge from the Army and the nature of which precludes the individual from functioning in a normal fashion such that it affects the ability to provide a livelihood above the poverty level (i.e. $25,000 per year).

Exceptions to these criteria may be considered and approved by the Board of Directors.

Part Two: An annual effort by the Association to raise money for the purposes of providing funding to a Soldier and/or family of a Soldier that were members of the 4th Infantry critically wounded or Killed-in-Action from Desert Storm, Iraq, or Afghanistan that requires assistance. 

Exceptions to these criteria may be considered and approved by the Board of Directors.

Home Modifications: 

The wound(s) sustained at a minimum must have resulted a requirement for modifications to their home (home modifications must be approved by home owner) as approved by the Board of Directors and local building codes. 

Christmas/Birthday Packages:

Recommendations sent to the Board of Directors for support to family for Christmas/Birthday packages to be sent to Family for minor children only.

Natural Disaster Relief Assistance:

In case of a natural disaster as determined by the American Red Cross, the Association may provide assistance to the family as approved by the Board of Directors.

See the Wounded Warrior Program SOP in the Standard Operating Procedures section under The Association menu tab for more information.

If you have a candidate in mind for the Wounded Warrior Program, please contact President Richard Wideman at:

Richard Wideman
P.O. Box 3773
Fort Polk, LA 71459
H: 337-424-1885
4thinrgtwarriors@gmail.com

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