Resurgence PPG is fortunate to have gained our first Ambassador pilot, Matty Rowan. We came in contact with Matty while he was actually conducting his ground school training at Aviator PPG in an effort to become a Paramotor pilot. His story is amazing. He is a prior service Army Ranger who served multiple combat tours with the illustrious 75th Ranger Regiment. After his separation from active duty, he spent 5 years as a contractor, providing various levels of dignitary security in Iraq. Upon his return to the real world back here in the states, he was determined to have a 100% disability rating. His focus has since been on being a single father to three lovely daughters, and raising awareness of veteran related issues.
As is the true nature of the Army, Matty wanted to make sure to never leave a comrade behind. He made sure to nominate a battle buddy of his, that he felt was worthy of our scholarship. Resurgence PPG is happy to announce the winner of our Aviator PPG pilot course scholarship is Christian “Coop” Cooper. Coop served with distinction with the 2nd Battalion, 75th Ranger Regiment, with combat deployments to Iraq and Afghanistan. He entered the private contractor world in 2004, providing everything from route security to dignitary protection. In 2010, he began his transition back to a normal life in the states and perfecting his own amazing artwork. Coop was also determined to have a 100% service connected disability. His transition has found him making beautiful freelance art work and spending time enjoying adventure hobbies such as kitesurfing and speed flying.
We at Resurgence PPG are so fortunate to have a true team of friends and brothers as we award our first scholarship. It is an honor for us to be able to give back to Christian Cooper for everything he has done for our country. It is an amazing demonstration of friendship and continued selfless service that Matty Rowan made sure to extend this opportunity to him. Both of these fine Americans are true heroes as they work to bring a focus to veteran issues, to include military transition support, PTSD and individual mental wellness.
As we look forward to making a positive impact on our veteran community, we ask for you to join us in supporting both Matty and Christian. Please donate and help us create an amazing experience for both these guys, and the many other service members that they hope are never left behind.