Jesse Longoria, a former Marine sniper who was fired from the Wounded Warrior Project shortly after his right arm was amputated in 2012 after complications from injuries sustained in Iraq, with his 16-month-old son, Noah, in Austin, Texas, Jan. 22, 2015. In its swift rise, the Wounded Warrior Project has also embraced aggressive styles of fund-raising, marketing and personnel management that have caused many current and former employees to question whether it has drifted from its original mission. “It got under my skin, started eating at me,” Longoria said of donations that came in. “I knew where the money was going to. It seemed to me like it was a big lie.”
Jesse Longoria, a former Marine sniper who was fired from the Wounded Warrior Project shortly after his right arm was amputated in 2012 after complications from injuries sustained in Iraq, with his 16-month-old son, Noah, in Austin, Texas, Jan. 22, 2015. In its swift rise, the Wounded Warrior Project has also embraced aggressive styles of fund-raising, marketing and personnel management that have caused many current and former employees to question whether it has drifted from its original mission. “It got under my skin, started eating at me,” Longoria said of donations that came in. “I knew where the money was going to. It seemed to me like it was a big lie.” TAMIR KALIFA NYT
Jesse Longoria, a former Marine sniper who was fired from the Wounded Warrior Project shortly after his right arm was amputated in 2012 after complications from injuries sustained in Iraq, with his 16-month-old son, Noah, in Austin, Texas, Jan. 22, 2015. In its swift rise, the Wounded Warrior Project has also embraced aggressive styles of fund-raising, marketing and personnel management that have caused many current and former employees to question whether it has drifted from its original mission. “It got under my skin, started eating at me,” Longoria said of donations that came in. “I knew where the money was going to. It seemed to me like it was a big lie.” TAMIR KALIFA NYT

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