Wounded veteran Dan Moneymaker says if it hadn’t been for Project Healing Waters he would be dead.
“I had no reason to live….This has given me a reason and a purpose to live.”
The Medal of Honor Project in the School of Journalism and Electronic Media recently released a short documentary about the efforts of Project Healing Waters in rehabilitating disabled veterans through fly fishing outings and education.
Assistant Professor Nick Geidner and students Clinton Elmore, Hannah Marley, and Maxwell Baker produced the documentary.
In March, the MOH Project also premiered a forty-six-minute documentary called Conspicuous Gallantry: The 2014 Medal of Honor Convention, which features interviews with ten Medal of Honor recipients and highlights the events that took place during the 2014 convention in Knoxville.
“The documentary represents the hard work and commitment of the twenty-eight students who were involved in the project. They did everything on this documentary and in the end produced a professional work that will serve as a lasting reminder of this important event,” said Geidner, who directs the Medal of Honor Project.
“The Medal of Honor Project is by far the most realistic journalism experience I’ve had at UT,” said the documentary’s lead producer, Annie Carr, a journalism and electronic media junior from Blountville, Tennessee. “Working on this documentary was really eye-opening, both in getting experience and gaining a new appreciation for these men who have done such extraordinary things for our country.”