The Reel American Heroes Foundation Provides One Armed Fishing Systems To Wounded Warriors

Reel American Heroes Foundation LogoThe Reel American Heroes Foundation is making a big difference in the lives of our Nation’s Wounded Warriors. Founder and Executive Director Ronald R. DeFreitas was invited to attend a special military ceremony on October 3, 2013 at the Officers Club at Quantico Marine Corps Base to honor Corporal Ronny Porta, a wounded Marine, for the sacrifices he has made defending our freedom while serving in Iraq. Some of the military officers and distinguished individuals in attendance at this ceremony were Colonel Willard A. Buhl, Commander of the Wounded Warrior Regiment, First Lady of the Marine Corps, Mrs. Bonnie Amos and Commandant of the Marine Corps, General James F. Amos.

Mr. DeFreitas was asked to attend this event because of his dedication and commitment to providing recreational therapy for our Nation’s Wounded Warriors over the last three years. At this ceremony Mr. DeFreitas presented Cpl. Ronny Porta with a “One Armed Fishing System” so Ronny could begin fishing again and enjoy the benefits of this recreational therapy. The Reel American Heroes Foundation has been working for the last 6 months with both Fishing Abilities Incorporated and Lew’s Fishing Tackle to modify existing designs and adapt them for use by our Wounded Warriors. Ronny Porta received one of two prototypes currently available for him to use, evaluate and to make recommendations on how we should improve this system so other Wounded Warriors will have an opportunity to benefit from this “One Armed Fishing System”.
Colonel Willard A. Buhl, General James F. Amos and First Lady Bonnie Amos were excited to hear about the recreational therapy the Reel American Heroes Foundation has been providing to our Wounded Warriors over the last three years and to see the new technology that is being introduced for use by our wounded warriors. Mr. DeFreitas is looking forward to bringing this fishing technology to production in the next few months and he hopes to make it available to any of our Wounded Warriors that can benefit from using the “One Armed Fishing System”.
The Reel American Heroes Foundation is a 100% volunteer 501(c)(3) nonprofit foundation based in Woodbridge, Virginia. If you would like additional information about this press release or the Reel American Heroes Foundation, please email Ronald R. DeFreitas at

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