We're big supporters of our military men and women here at Komando.com, and we feel that they should get the honor and respect they deserve for putting their lives on the line for our freedom. That goes double for our soldiers who are wounded in the line of duty.
It's a tragedy that so many wounded vets don't get the care and treatment they need from the government. Fortunately, there are charities that step up and use donations from grateful Americans to help wounded vets get their lives back. Unfortunately, one of the most recognizable is allegedly not using those donations well.
You've probably heard of the Wounded Warrior Project. In 2014, it raised $300 million in contributions to funnel to wounded vets in need. However, a former spokesperson for the group, Army Staff Sgt. Erick Millette, who is an Iraq vet with a Bronze Star and a Purple Heart, is claiming that the money doesn't go where it should.
He cites instances of expensive parties and stays in five-star resorts, large bar tabs, unnecessary gifts for employees and more money-wasting spending. CBS News found more than 40 former employees who have the same complaint.