Our Walk Among Heroes team has truly ‘walked the walk,’ and we’re honored to share our experiences and knowledge with you.
Jeff Wells is a U.S. Army Combat Veteran, president of Walk Among Heroes, and founder of WISH for OUR HEROES. Jeff served in the U.S. Army from 2001-2009. In 2009, following the passing of his father, Jeff founded Wish for Our Heroes to assist military families with basic needs. To date, the charity has provided more than $30 million in assistance to 40,000 military families. Jeff has studied military history for more than 25 years and has published two books. Jeff also hosts the Walk Among Heroes podcast, focused on interviewing World War II Veterans. He has also led countless tours throughout Normandy and other parts of Europe.
Michael (Mike) Tarr Sr
Mike Tarr grew up in rural Illinois and enlisted in the US Army immediately following high school. Mike served 26 years in the Army, spanning 10 different duty stations all over the globe, with combat deployments to Kosovo and Iraq, before retiring as a First Sergeant. Since retirement, Mike has shifted focus to many passions that keep him busy such as volunteering with Wish For Our Heroes, teaching military history, and leading battlefield tours of Normandy and other historic locations. Mike also serves on the township planning board and teaches new motorcycle riders the basic rider safety course.