After making Warrior Wishes come true at the Nationals game, my dad made his way to the bus station for a few hours of rest before jumping on a bus to Baltimore to Make Warrior Wishes come true for Marines Reid Bundy & Wes Collins thanks to the Baltimore Orioles!
Marine CPL Reid Bundy was nominated by his wife. Bundy served in the USMC where he was skilled and trained as a 0341 Mortar-man with 1st Battalion 8th Marines.
In August of 2004, While on his 2nd tour of duty, Cpl Bundy was injured during a mortar attack in Haditha, Iraq. Several other Marines of 1/8 took shrapnel during this attack, all sustaining different injuries. Cpl Bundy received a through and through to his left bicep, severing the radial nerve and suffered “shell-shock.” After immediate treatment in Baghdad, Iraq, he was flown to Landstuhl, Germany where he obtained treatment before being sent back to the states.
One of the other soldiers injured that Day was Marine CPL Wes Collins. Collins had joined the Marines in 2003. Just like Bundy, he was skilled and trained as a 0341 Mortar-man with 1st Battalion 8th Marines.
Cpl Wes Collins sustained shrapnel injuries to his arms and legs in the attack. He was immediately treated in Baghdad, Iraq and was then flown to Germany where he obtained treatment before being sent back to the states.
Both Bundy & Collins were awarded the Purple Heart.
Operation Warrior Wishes teamed up with Cpl Bundy’s wife to help bring these 2 warriors back together for the first time in years!
We set up the surprise at Dempsey’s and had lunch before the game. Thanks to the Orioles, the reunited warriors enjoyed batting practice from the field!
Orioles Outfielder Steve Pearce helped us make these warriors day special by coming over to thank them for their service & gave them each signed baseball
Operation Warrior Wishes would like to thank the Baltimore Orioles for providing Tickets & pregame field passes, the Westin BWI airport for providing accommodations, Dempsey’s for feeding the Warriors before the game & New Era for providing Orioles Caps to each of the warriors!
TOGETHER WE MAKE WARRIOR WISHES COME TRUE!