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Meet the Warriors

Kevin McMahon, COL, US Army, Ret
Kevin McMahon, COL, US Army, Ret

If you see this guy walking around, give him a big thanks. Kevin was our guest speaker in 2019 and taught us that many injuries sustained by our Warriors are not physical, but psychological, and in many cases more damaging. Kevin serves as a handicapped skiing instructor with the Adaptive Sports Foundation – thanks to connections forged at a WWP Golf Clinic and assists with the WWP handicapped SCUBA diving program. Kevin knows that some of the younger wounded service members look up to him, and he’s comfortable with that. Most of all, he wants to live by his credo: “The more you give, the more you get. And the more you get, the more you should continue to give.”


Mike McCombs, SGT, RI Nat. Guard Military Police, Ret.
Mike McCombs, SGT, RI Nat. Guard Military Police, Ret.

From 1990 to 2005. Mike was deployed to Bosnia in 2000-2001 and then deployed to Fallujah Iraq in 2003. He was MEDEVACed out after two months and then spent the next two years in medical hold where he had a few surgeries which included the removal of the back half of four vertebrae in his neck and also suffered a herniated disc in his lower back with sciatica and neuropathy in both legs and he was also diagnosed with PTSD.

First Sergeant Sean Sanders
First Sergeant Sean Sanders

First Sergeant Sean Sanders joined the Army in 1992, at the age of 17 under the delayed entry program. He attended basic training and advanced individual training at Ft. Knox, Kentucky. Retired from the Army in 2015 after 22 years of service. During his time in service with the Army Sean was deployed to combat 3 times. He was deployed to Iraq in 2003 & 2007 and to Afghanistan in 2011. He is married with a 15-year-old daughter. His civilian education includes a bachelor’s degree in accounting from Temple University. He currently resides in the Philadelphia, Pennsylvania area where he is a manager of Commercial Risk Analytics for a health insurance company.

Janus Persaud (JP)
Janus Persaud (JP)

JP is an immigrant from Guyana SA and came to the BronX NY at age 5, then moved to Yonkers in Westchester, county where he met an uncle in the army who taught him how to salute - that was the seed that was planted. He wanted to be an American and this was his way. He was compelled to seek the toughest service so he chose the USMC. 18 out of HS, and off to Parris Island. He was in the air wing as a crew chief on CH 53 sea stallion helicopter. He ended up marrying a female Marine stationed at HMX Quantico the presidential white top helicopter squadron. He had special training called SERE survival evasion resistance escape. The code of conduct as an enemy captive was a classified billet but basically at the time the be headings were taking place he trained officers to keep their platoons heads on. He retired honorably in 2007 as a Sergeant and tried to join again but was disqualified due to psych issues. He drowned his troubles and didn’t give in to help until 2013. He has found peace training dogs, yoga, long car rides, and golf which is now his life.

Justin Nash, CPT, US Army, Ret.
Justin Nash, CPT, US Army, Ret.

Justin was commissioned an Infantry Officer in the US Army from the United States Military Academy at West Point in June 2001. Immediately following graduation he was thrust into the throws of war after the events of 9/11. He led the Battalion Mortar Platoon for the 2nd Battalion, 87th Infantry Regiment l, 10th Mountain Division in Afghanistan where he was awarded the Bronze Star. Justin suffered injuries that prevented him from continuing his career and was medically discharged as a Captain. He created the signature event “Vets Rock” that helped thousands of veterans find services and employment. Justin lives in Connecticut with his wife and four beautiful daughters.