Operation Wounded Warrior®

Operation Wounded Warrior (OWW) is a program of Duane Ellsworth Post 129 in Queen Creek, Arizona.  We receive support from several other Legion post as well as the Sons of the American Legion, American Legion Riders, American Legion Auxiliary, VFW, Businesses, Municipalities and individuals.

We work directly with the Armed Services YMCA based at Balboa Naval Hospital, they are the hands on relationship we have with the troops.  Currently there are wounded troops at the four major hospitals that we service; Balboa Naval Hospital, Camp Pendleton, Fort Irwin and 29 Palms, however when there is a troop in need our items have even gone to Hawaii. Without the help from the YMCA we would not be able to reach the wounded troops the way we do.  The Wounded Warrior Battalion at Camp Pendleton is the headquarters for all wounded West of the Mississippi River, excluding Texas.  Thankfully the American Legion Riders from New Mexico and Texas has continued supporting Texas Hospitals.

If you would like to go on the 2014 ride or would like information on the ride please email your email address to pastcommandercraig@gmail.com and you will be added to the information email list.
To go on the RIDE please just click on the word ride.

Thursday October 2nd to the 5th 


What is Operation Wounded Warrior?  Wounded Warrior is a post program that was started in 2005 delivering health and comfort items to the wounded, Ill and injured service members returning home from the war.

How much goes to the troops?  100% of your donation go to the troops with the exception of the Gas for the chase truck.

Can the money stay in Arizona?  In a way it does.  All the items are purchased locally and taken to San Diego except BX cards.

Why do you take the items to San Diego? San Diego is the closest trauma center to Arizona.  Balboa Naval Medical Center is where the troops come to from oversees that we know of. 

How can I make a donation?  Donations can be made directly to Post 129  for Operation Wounded Warrior.
Duane Ellsworth Post 129 P.O.Box 671 Queen Creek, AZ 85142

Is this just a motorcycle ride?  While the majority of the people will be riding bikes it is open to everyone.  We encourage everyone to go, it’s not about how we get there as much as the reason we go.

Is Operation Wounded Warrior and Wounded Warrior Project the same?  No, OWW is a grass roots program from Queen Creek, AZ we don’t get paid and 100% of our donations are personally delivered to the wounded, injured and ill troops receiving care because of direct results to the war.  Please see financial statement for Wounded Warrior Project.

I dont ride a Harley, can I still go?  YES this ride is open to EVERYONE!

Can I invite the people I ride with?  Yes, the more the better.

Is this a guys only ride?  NO, its a family ride

2014 Supporters
American Legion Post

Albert J. Hickman Post 460, San Diego, CA (858) 277– 1052

Sons of the American Legion  

American Legion Auxiliary

H.H. Donkersley Unit 19, Yuma, AZ

American Legion Riders 

Albert J. Hickman Post 460, San Diego, CA (858) 277– 1052

Motorcycle Groups

Patriot Guard Riders  


San Diego Harley Davidson  5600 Kearny Mesa Rd, San Diego, CA  (585) 616‑6999


                  San Diego Harley