The Fallen Warriors Foundation is a non-profit organization dedicated through humanitarian work to honoring the sacrifices of American soldiers and help heal the pain of war. Our organization is non-political and was created with the sole purpose to be of assistance to those in need.
Fallen Warriors Foundation began in 1993 when Jack Estes and his wife Colleen O'Callaghan and their two young children, traveled to Vietnam. The intent of their trip was twofold; to find a Vietnamese soldier who helped save Jack's life and to begin the healing process for Jack. Colleen's idea was that if Jack carried humanitarian supplies, such as medicine and toys for children, it might reduce the memories of him carrying a machine gun, in the jungles and rice paddies of Vietnam. To learn more about the history of the Fallen Warriors Foundation, visit our About Us page.
If you are new to our site, we invite you to view a welcome video by Colleen O'Callaghan, co-founder of the Fallen Warriors Foundation. This video describes how the Fallen Warriors Foundation got started and the organization's goals.
Let the Healing Begin
by Cliff Newell, Lake Oswego Review - January 16, 2014
In this article, Jack Estes and his wife Colleen O'Callaghan discuss their newest project, a documentary film entitled “Wounded Spirits, Healing From Trauma: the Vietnam Veterans.” The film reveals the toll that post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) takes on veterans. Four Vietnam veterans, including Estes, talk about what they endured in a war that officially ended in 1975 but which they are still fighting in their minds and souls. READ ARTICLE
"Wounded Spirits, Healing From Trauma: The Vietnam Veterans"
Produced by Lisa Rylander, TwinTree Productions
Executive Producer: Fallen Warriors Foundation
This documentary explores living and coping with ongoing post-traumatic stress disorder through the eyes or four Veterans. This one hour documentary aired on Oregon Public Broadcasting in January of 2013. Copies of this DVD may be ordered for a nominal $10 fee to cover the cost of production, shipping and handling. Visit our contact page to pre- order.