Window World Sponsors Veteran AirliftMarch 21st, 2014 by DWM Magazine
Window World®, as part of its ongoing support of the Veterans Airlift Command, volunteered its corporate aircraft March 14-16, to fly U.S. Navy Corpsman HM3 Jeremiah “Doc” Harrold, along with his wife Carissa, to attend “A Toast to the Heroes” in Norfolk, Va. The annual event is a fundraiser and silent auction hosted by Wounded Wear, a company dedicated to providing free clothing and apparel modifications to wounded warriors while raising awareness for veterans’ sacrifices.
During his heroic service, Harrold was deployed three times with the U.S. Navy. On May 23rd, 2009, he suffered a traumatic brain injury as well as damage to his spinal cord and right leg from an improvised explosive device (IED) blast.
In coordinating the Harrolds’ travel, Window World worked in partnership with Veterans Airlift Command (VAC), a nonprofit organization that facilitates free, private air transportation to wounded veterans and their families for medical and other compassionate purposes. Johnny Johnston, Window World’s chief pilot and retired Army Vietnam veteran who piloted the jet for the Harrold family on the mission says, “As a veteran myself, it brings me great pride and joy to be able to spend time with and give back to these amazing military servicemen and women.”