Captain from British Forces Visits Rock For Vets in Long Beach
On Monday the 11 of July, British Captain David Wiseman visited Rock For Vets and others around the country on his month long visit to the US to see best practices for Veterans groups.
In 2009, while Captain David Wiseman was serving with the British Forces in Afghanistan, he was shot in the chest by the Taliban and narrowly escaped death. Since his medical discharge from the British Forces in 2013, he has attempted to summit Mt. Everest, written a book and works for Prince Harry to organize the summer 2014 Invictus Games as well as competed in the 2014 Games in London and the May 2016 Games in Florida, where he was invited to captain the U.K. team. Captain Wiseman has dedicated his life to Veteran empowerment, and currently works for Prince Harry and the Royal Foundation on facilitating Veterans’ transition from the military into civilian life in programs including the Endeavour Fund, which supports the ambitions of wounded Veterans to use sport in their path to recovery.
It was an honor to have David meet the Veterans in the Rock For Vets Music Program. A second special guest also delighted the members of Rock For Vets, a F4 Phantom fighter pilot ‘Uncle Bob’.