Marine Air Transport Association honors Wounded Warriors at reunion

Published: Tuesday, October 8, 2013 at 11:14 PM.

Slusher serves as transportation staff NCO for Wounded Warrior Battalion East.

“It’s kind of overwhelming the support,” he said. “They didn’t know what to expect, so when they got here and seeing all the great support, they were really surprised.”

Slusher said the event was good for the younger men.

“It boosts morale, helps their healing and the transition back into the civilian world,” he said.

McQueen said this is MCATA’s 23rd anniversary.

“We started here in Havelock in 1980, and this year we decided to honor the Wounded Warriors,” McQueen said.

“We’re all retired Marines who have long transports or were in transport squadrons. This is the sixth reunion that we have had in Havelock,” McQueen said. “I joined the Marine Corps in 1953 so I retired in 1980, so all of us are about that old.”

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