Corporal Tanner Wichmann
Marine Corporal Tanner Wichmann served in the U.S. military for four years. He was deployed to Afghanistan in November 2010 for six months and again in April 2012 for five months. While deployed the second time, Tanner was struck by an Improvised Explosive Device (IED) which caused a traumatic brain injury as well as an injury to his mid-lower back. “My biggest reason for enlistment in the Corps was to do my part protecting freedoms fought for by previous generations,” said Tanner. He has also received a Purple Heart and is part of the Wounded Warrior Project. MMAF was honored to award Tanner with an $8,000 grant check this summer at the Minnesota Twins Armed Forces Appreciation Day.
The 23-year-old is currently living in Minneapolis but plans to move to Florida to attend college as well as contribute to programs that assist veterans and families that have lost loved ones in combat. Right now, Tanner spends much of his free time with his niece Sophia and nephew Landon.