Supporting Operation Second Chance

Across America for Wounded Heroes is traveling the country to raise awareness and funds for our nations veterans, service members and first responders. Through its partnership with Operation Second Chance, AAFWH is spotlighting the stories of Heroes across America to ensure the needs of those who have given so much are never forgotten.

Goal of $100,000 48%

Latest from Ivan's Journey

Boise City, OK to Dumas, TX!
Great meeting everyone at 21st Century Equipment!
Hello, Texas!
Big thanks to everyone who helped get Smiley back up and running! Also, a very special thanks to Jim Cook owner of, Vintage Motorcycle Repair, who repaired Smiley at no charge!
Want to read all about Ivan's first and second trips Across America?!?! Both books are available for sale online from the Operation Second Chance Store!!! Visit and pick up your copies today!!! #aafwh #johnabilt #osc #operationsecondchance #woundedveterans
Starter problems in Falcon, Colorado! Big thank you to everyone who helped diagnose and find parts!
Consider donating today! #linkinbio
2 days in a row we have had visitors from Ivan's home state of Pennsylvania!


C. Ivan Stoltzfus dreamed of a cross country adventure on an old John Deere tractor to see the United States of America and to raise funds for a special mission.


A 1948 John Deere Model A will serve in 2019 as the great machine for the long journey as it did in 2016 and 2014. This tractor certainly has a unique look!


The goal of the endeavor is to bring recognition and support for the many heroes of the USA — hurting men and women who sacrificed of themselves for our nation's freedom.


Each day, OSC receives requests from veterans at risk of losing their homes or families reaching out for assistance with groceries and other daily necessities. Funds raised during this journey will help further OSC’s mission.




*Amount raised represents total of electronic transactions, check, and cash contributions to the
Across America for Wounded Heroes.



We are thankful for our sponsors who made this trip possible.