Honoring American Heroes

Combat Wounded Veterans

According to Defense Department accounting, more than 50,000 Americans have been wounded in combat, in Iraq or Afghanistan, since 2001.

Firefighters

According to data collected in the U.S. Fire Administration’s (USFA’s) National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS), from 2010 to 2012, an estimated 70,450 firefighter injuries occur annually.

Law Enforcement

According to data from National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund, on average, there are 58,930 assaults against law enforcement each year, resulting in 15,404 injuries.

Outdoor   Adventures

Americans who enjoy outdoor activities are experiencing the benefits of “outdoor therapy”. American Heroes In Action provides therapeutic outdoor adventures to American heroes including combat wounded veterans, injured firefighters, injured members of law enforcement and other first responders. Our outdoor adventures include, but are not limited to; fishing trips, hunting trips, jeep trail rides, hiking, boating, and more.

American Heroes In Action needs your support.

Our Board of Directors

Dave Proffit
President & Founder

Outdoor enthusiast, enjoys hunting, fishing, hiking, skiing, etc. Spent one year in Iraq as a contractor, working with the troops everyday. Part of the job in the APO (Army Post Office) was inspecting outgoing mail, searching for guns, bullets and hand sanitizer. In Iraq, Dave met many young men and even young women, who were mailing home Purple Heart Medals they had received after being injured in combat. Now, American Heroes In Action honors these brave men and women.

American Heroes in Action seeks new Board of Directors Member

Ideally, this new member will be someone from the outdoor community, perhaps a guide or outfitter. 

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American Heroes in Action is currently searching for a 4th Board Member. Ideally someone from the First Responder community

Senior Master Sergeant Israel Del Toro Jr is the Superintendent for the Accelerated Freefall Training Program at the 98th Flying Training Squadron, US Air Force Academy, Colorado. He leads a specially selected 3-man instructor cadre responsible for the development and training of the next generation of Wings of Blue. SMSgt Del Toro plans, organizes, and ensures the training readiness of over 900 candidates each year.

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SMSgt Del Toro entered the Air Force in June 1997. His assignments include bases in Florida, Texas, South Korea, North Carolina, Italy, and Colorado. He has had three deployments, one to Iraq, one to Afghanistan and one to Bosnia. SMSgt Del Toro has earned the coveted Airborne Wings. Additional military awards and decorations include Bronze Star, Purple Heart, Army Commendation Medal, Air Force Achievement Medal, Air Force Combat Action Medal, Meritorious Unit Award, AF Outstanding Unit Award with Valor Device, Combat Readiness Medal, AF Good Conduct Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Afghanistan Campaign Medal, Iraq Campaign Medal, Global War On Terrorism Expeditionary Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Korean Defense Service Medal, AF Overseas Ribbon Short, Air Force Expeditionary Service Ribbon with Gold Border, AF Longevity Service, USAF NCO PME Graduate Ribbon, Small Arms Expert Marksmanship Ribbon (Pistol), AF Training Ribbon, and NATO Medal
SMSgt Del Toro is also an active competitor in numerous military and Paralympic athletic events. SMSgt Del Toro became the first Para World Class Athlete for the US Air Force… ranked No. 1 in the United States in F45 classification in the shot put, javelin and discus … set new World Records in shot put and discus at the 2014 US Paralympic National Championships…set new Americas record in javelin at 2011 Endeavor Games … captured five medals (three Gold and two Bronze) claimed a Gold medal (power lifting), two Silvers (cycling and shot), and a Bronze (discus) at the 2011 Valor Games in Chicago … captured five medals (two Gold, two Silver and a Bronze) at the 2011 Texas Regional Games … won two Bronze medals at the Warrior Games at the Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs in 2010.

Floyd “Doc” Holiday is an outdoor enthusiast who enjoys hunting, fishing, and camping. He has been working with the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation (RMEF) as a volunteer for the last 25 years. Doc has served the RMEF in various capacities, including; Colorado State leadership team, Greeley Chapter Chair, and as an active leader in the RMEF volunteer community. He has worked on development and implementation of work projects all over the eastern half of the state.

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Doc serves as Quality Manager for Metal Container Corporation (an Anheuser-Busch company) and has been in various rolls in both the brewery’s and vertical operations over the last 21 years. Doc has been married for 29 years to his wife Sherri. They have two boys; one who is serving our country now with the US Army, the other as a junior in high school. As an outdoor enthusiast, Doc has spent a lot of time over the last 12 years hunting, and has been instrumental in helping organize 1st time youth hunts, as well as Purple Heart / Medal of Honor hunts.Content goes here[/learn_more] Floyd “Doc” Holiday is an outdoor enthusiast who enjoys hunting, fishing, and camping. Doc has been working with the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation (RMEF) as a volunteer for the last 25 years. He has served the RMEF in various capacities, including; Colorado State leadership team, Greeley Chapter Chair, and as an active leader in the RMEF volunteer community. Doc has worked on development and implementation of work projects all over the eastern half of the state.

 

Denver, Colorado

  dave@americanheroesinaction.org
  (303) 931-3639

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      dave@americanheroesinaction.org
      (303) 931-3639