In 1996 Annie Nelson, a former television broadcaster, model and fundraiser, founded Angels Within.  After 911 and life events she reformed the organization to American Soldier Network. You can read her story of inspiration and resilience in her book “Resilience Coming Back from Crisis with Faith, Passion and Purpose forward by Actor Kevin Sorbo! You can purchase at Amazon or WalMart online.

“Annie is one of those precious and few individuals who in the face of significant personal pain and hardship still finds the time to devote countless hours of their time and energy to support others in need. Her devotion to our wounded warriors  is exemplary, and I’m proud to be her supporter and her friend.” 

Joe Mantegna

Tony-Award winning actor and

Spokesperson for the National Army Museum

Criminal Minds Joe Mantegna

Criminal Minds Joe Mantegna

Originally envisioned as a service organization, Angels Within has now become much more: American Soldier Network.

Through this organization Ms. Nelson is doing the job that should have been done when our troops came back home from Vietnam. She is bringing honor to the men and women of the United States Military.

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Annie w Medal Of Honor John Baca & Country Music’s Billy Ray Cyrus

“Her kind words, attentive ear, soft shoulder and all of the time she freely gives to our nation’s warriors and their families is a rare find among Americans today. God has truly called her to honor and thank our veterans. “Americas Heroes with the Adventures of Eddy and Hazel” along with the other shows is something this nation has been thirsty for.”
~Medal of Honor Recipient John Baca, Specialist Fourth Class, Army, Vietnam 1970

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Navy Cross Marine Jeremiah Workman & Annie

“Thank God for Annie, for what she is doing for our country! We need more people around like her!”
~Navy Cross Recipient Jeremiah Workman, Staff Sergeant, USMC


USMC Ike Blunt & Annie

Annie’s true commitment and passion for the troops is infectious! Please join her and the rest of the American Soldier Network team in supporting our veterans,  military personnel and their families.

Annie & N.R.

“Her heart for the military is not just lip service. Annie has gone above and beyond the call of duty. Her commitment to the troops has been nothing short of inspirational!”
~Navy Seal N.R.

** Annie is a columnist for US Veterans Magazine  www.UsVeteransMagazine.com  


Annie & Ty Carter

Medal of Honor Army Sgt Ty Carter

Medal of Honor Army Tibor “Teddy” Rubin “My Teddy”


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