Navy Region Southwest Selected March 2021's Navy Wounded Warrior of the Month
May 17, 2021 | Story by Megan Trexler | Commander, Navy Installations Command
WASHINGTON – MM2 Andy Moreno was selected as the Navy Wounded Warrior of the Month by Navy Region Southwest for March 2021.
After suffering from a traumatic injury in July 2020, Moreno was enrolled in the Navy Wounded Warrior Program. “Before my accident, I was working very hard and dedicating everything I had to the Navy,” said Moreno.
Since his injury, Moreno has had to overcome significant challenges and endured multiple surgeries and treatments at the VA Polytrauma facility in Palo Alto, CA.
Moreno’s Navy Wounded Warrior Care Manager, Jasmine Bishop commented on his road to recovery, “His dedication to his recovery so he can return to full duty has made him a delight to work with.”
Bishop continued, “He has made remarkable progress and only 8 months after his accident, his treatment team is amazed at the progress he has made, and attribute it to his willingness to put 110% effort behind his recovery.”
Moreno acknowledged the role his treatment team played in his ongoing recovery, “So many doctors, nurses, physicians, and physical therapists helped so much to see my body achieve the full access it has now. I’m thankful for everyone that helped me and my family --- that made me want to beat this and achieve the goals that I wanted.”
Navy Wounded Warrior is the Navy’s sole organization for coordinating the non-medical care of seriously wounded, ill and injured Sailors and Coast Guardsmen and providing resources and support to their families. Through proactive leadership, the program provides individually-tailored assistance designed to optimize the success of the wounded warriors’ recovery, rehabilitation and reintegration activities.