Sticks for Soldiers is currently in the process of indentifying the 2017 Honrees
2016 Distinguished Veteran
Sergeant Ryan Scott Fleming
Sergeant Ryan Scott Fleming served honorably in the Massachusetts National Guard including a deployment to Afghanistan where he sustained multiple injuries and was twice awarded the Purple Heart. On May 9, 2011, SGT Fleming was wounded, along with several other soldiers, when a suicide bomber mounted on a motorcycle attacked while his unit was conducting dismounted operations. SGT Fleming was wounded 10 days later when his vehicle was attacked with an IED during a mounted patrol in Alishang in Lahgman Province in which SGT Fleming’s unit was assisting with rebuilding projects in the district. SGT Ryan’s wounds from these events include Traumatic Brain Injury, compressed disks, hearing and vision loss, nerve damage and PTSD.
SGT Fleming is now a Master Carpenter/Contractor and owns and operates a construction business that serves clients in New Hampshire and Massachusetts. Ryan is dedicated to supporting Veterans’ outreach efforts and serves as a peer mentor to Veterans in the process of transitioning from active service. He is a champion for alternative therapy and support resources for injured and transitioning Veterans and their families. Ryan is also the co-founder of After Action Films and is currently working on the documentary “In a Heartbeat” which chronicles the experiences of the soldiers in his unit from Afghanistan and their road to recovery after returning home.
Ryan credits his success to overcoming his traumatic injuries to the the unwavering support of his wife Ryan-Marie and his daughters Natalie, Haley and Riley. They reside in New Ipswich NH.
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S4S is a 501(c)(3) Tax exempt organization
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