Lion’s Club hears details on local Wounded Warriors hunting events

Published 5:52 pm Friday, November 13, 2015

Walter Hatchett, co-founder with Brian Proctor of the Red Hills Wounded Warrior Group, a non-profit organization for the benefit of wounded soldiers returning from active duty overseas, talked to the Bainbridge Lions Club Wednesday about the outdoor hunting events that they provide locally for wounded veterans. 

Appearing with Hatchett was retired marine and army-wounded veteran Jason Hewitt, who has attended the Red Hills deer and turkey hunting events.

“Our next event will be a January 8-10 deer hunt at Cedar Farms Plantation,” Hatchett said. “We have turkey hunts in the spring and deer hunts in the fall.”

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The purpose of the organization is to organize outdoor hunting events for veterans with their fellow wounded heroes in arms that they would not otherwise have.

Hatchett said that the list of invited veterans who attend Red Hills hunts consist of young wounded warriors from the states of Georgia, Florida and Alabama. He further pointed out that an additional objective of the Red Hills Wounded Warrior Group is to bring awareness to all our national heroes that have served our country so unselfishly and given so much, and to these soldiers in particular who have returned with severe injuries.

Retired marine and army-wounded warrior Hewitt told the Lions that Red Hills hunts that he attends are very therapeutic for him and the other wounded warriors.

“Just sharing stories with other wounded warriors and sharing the thrill of having a deer or turkey in your sights really gets you excited and allows you to forget your problems and have a good time.”

Following the comments of Hatchett and Hewitt, Lions Club president Woody Woodward presented with a check for $250.00 on behalf of the club and certificates of appreciation.