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About the Author of “Warrior for Freedom”

Major Ed Pulido, U.S. Army (Ret.) is the Sr. VP of the Folds of Honor Foundation a Veteran’s charity which provides the spouses and children of the fallen and wounded educational scholarships. Additionally, he is a Founding member of Warriors for Freedom Foundation a leadership institute focused on the mental, physical and wellness support of our wounded Veterans and their families. He is the spokesperson for AROGA Health. Finally, Major Ed is the Founder of Warrior Nation, a movement focused on the rights of liberty, freedom and patriotism with an autobiography entitled Warrior for Freedom: Challenge, Triumph and Change, the Major Ed Pulido Story.

How it Began

On the 17th of August, 2004, Major Pulido hit an Improvised Explosive Device (I.E.D) or roadside bomb while serving with the Coalition Military Assistance Training Team under the command of General David Petraeus. Due to the extensive injuries to his left knee, doctors had to amputate his left leg on October 1, 2004. For his heroism and valor on that August day, the President of the United States along with General David Petraeus awarded him the Bronze Star with Valor, Purple Heart, Meritorious Service Medal, and Joint Service Commendation and Achievement Medals.

The Mission

Major Pulido’s story of courage and sacrifice has been featured in Time Magazine, PGA Magazine, Fox News, CNN and many national and local Oklahoma City television stations and print media. Since, his amputation, Major Pulido has been a staunch advocate for veterans with disabilities, specifically focusing on advocacy efforts to promote prosthetic technologies, peer visiting with fellow amputees at Brooke and Walter Reed Medical Centers, and raising awareness on the needs of veterans with PTSD and Traumatic Brain Injuries (T.B.I) on behalf of the DOD and VA Real Warriors National Campaign.

He has received countless awards including the prestigious Disabled American Veteran of the Year Award, HeartLine Festival of Hope Award for Suicide Prevention, the Hero’s award from the American Red Cross, the Reaching our City Award, OKC Thunder/Devon Energy Community Hero Award, and the Daughters of the American Revolution Veteran Patient Award. Additionally, he has received the Valley Forge Freedom Foundation Award for national and state level service and the Tuskahoma Brown Miller Award for outstanding leadership.


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“Major Ed’s story is about a real American hero who overcame a devastating injury in Iraq in 2004 to become an inspirational leader and advocate for all wounded veterans. I am honored to salute Maj. Ed for his courage and dedication – and all our wounded Patriots who served.”

Gen Tommy Franks
U.S. Army (Retired)

“Major Ed Pulido is a man whose sacrifice is immeasurable. He’s stood fearlessly for our country in battle and now stands for wounded warriors and their families through his great work at the Folds of Honor Foundation. Major Ed has my respect and gratitude. Join me in supporting Folds of Honor.”

Lee Brice
Country Music Star

Remember, on that day you did not lose that leg. On that day, you sacrificed it for your country and for everyone in this nation to be free.

Peter Pace
Former Chairman Joint Chiefs of Staff



Veterans' Issues

Major Pulido is a national and global spokesperson for the DOD and VA Real Warriors National Campaign and he is on the State Board of the Oklahoma Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services with a mission to address the mental health needs of returning service members, Veterans and their families.

Post Traumatic Stress

As Real Warrior and retired Army Maj. Ed Pulido uses his own experience with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) to give tips on how veterans can reconnect with family and friends after deployment. In a series of interviews hosted by DCoE’s Real Warriors Campaign, Pulido encouraged veterans to seek help and support when returning from combat.


Major Ed Pulido, U.S. Army (Ret.) is the Sr. VP of the Folds of Honor Foundation a Veteran’s charity which provides the spouses and children of the fallen and wounded educational scholarships. LEARN MORE

Additional Resources

The Forterus Treatment Center has created a page that summarizes and makes easily accessible information about available governmental, non-profit and other resources about PTSD to those searching for assistance. It includes dozens of the latest studies and external resources for the PTSD assistance. LEARN MORE


Folds of Honor Foundation

Folds of Honor has grown from a vision into a movement. This folded flag is a constant reminder of those who have paid the ultimate price for our freedom. It inspires them to help equip and educate their loved ones in need of our support. Thank you for embracing the call. LEARN MORE

Scars & Stripes Coffee

Scars & Stripes Coffee empowers Veterans to build their own business using our e-commerce platform. When you purchase from Scars and Stripes Coffee, you are buying from a Veteran, and your purchase directly impacts the men and women who have served our country. LEARN MORE

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Warriors for Freedom Foundation

Warriors for Freedom Foundation is a resource dedicated to supporting and improving mental, physical and holistic wellness for our nation’s active military, veterans and their families. They partner with communities and supporting sponsors to create exciting, empowering events. LEARN MORE

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