Meet Our Warriors

        Sergeant Major Patrick Corcoran, US Army
In 2008, Patrick was deployed to Wardak, Afghanistan in support of Operation Enduring Freedom IX/X. In August 2009, he was severely injured when enemy forces using an IED (improvised explosive device) attacked the vehicle he was riding in.  The explosion left SGM Corcoran critically injured requiring immediate medical evacuation. After recovering from the most life threatening injuries, he remains paralyzed from the waist down from severe spinal cord trauma with back, leg, and pelvic injuries.   


His awards include: The Purple Heart Medal, Bronze Star Medal, Meritorious Service Medal with 2 Oak Leaf Clusters, Army Commendation Medal with 3 Oak Leaf Clusters, Army Achievement Medal with 2 Oak Leaf Clusters, Army Good Conduct Medal (8th award), Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal, United Nations Medal Somalia (UNASOM), Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Overseas Service Ribbon, Ranger Tab, Combat Infantryman Badge, Expert Infantryman Badge, Senior Parachutist Badge, Air-Assault Badge, Pathfinder Badge, and the 10th Mountain Divisions’ Shoulder Sleeve Insignia for Former Wartime Service (SSIFWTS). His foreign awards include the German Armed Forces Proficiency Badge (Gold), German Parachutist Badge (Silver), and the Italian Parachutist Badge.


Patrick is married to the former Rebecca S. Rhone of Carthage, New York, and they reside in Oakland, Florida with their sons TJ and Patrick.

"Spiritual healing to ensure wounded warriors
know they are not alone and not forgotten"
How Has Wounded Warriors Retreat Helped Patrick
In His Recovery?

...“I have watched Wounded Warriors Retreat positively affect countless lives. For me personally, I struggled with the ability to participate in outdoors sporting activities that I enjoyed before I was injured. Now, through Wounded Warriors Retreat, they have made every accommodation possible and I again enjoy these same activities more than ever. We have met lifelong friends through the retreat and they have opened their hearts and homes to not only me but also my entire family. Spiritually, the retreat has been a blessing to me and my family in that it provides the opportunity for us to spend time together with like-minded folks who share our love of the outdoors.”


- Sergeant Major Patrick Corcoran, US Army










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