Matt Pundyk An American Hero


Cavalry Scout Matt Pundyk is the kind of guy you think of when you picture an American hero. He was wounded in Afghanistan after being deployed only three weeks, resulting in the loss of his left foot and part of his leg.

Recovery has been difficult for Matt, who has always been active and a huge fan of the outdoors,  but he has been able to make a lot of progress through hard work and the support of his family and friends. Almost 18 months after the injury he is still in recovery, but has been getting back to the things he loves to do. Most recently he went on a fishing trip, but he has also been able to go wake boarding and snowboarding.

If you were wondering what Matt was currently doing, he is still serving our country. At the moment he’s volunteering at the military working dog hospital. Matt works at the hospital four days a week for eight hours at a time. Matt helps the vets with surgery and rehabilitates the recovering dogs.

Matt is an amazing person. Even with his injury, he says he “would do it all again in a heartbeat.”

If you or a friend has been injured or is currently going through recovery please let us know and we’ll send you a t-shirt along with publishing a small blurb about you if you would like us to. Those of you who have been injured you are not forgotten and we thank you for everything you have sacrificed.

Meeting Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta

Matt with his Purple Heart