|Trousdale Cares Hosts Wounded Warrior Hunt|
|Written by Debbie Gregory|
|Tuesday, April 24, 2012|
Trousdale Cares held their Annual Turkey Hunt for Wounded Warriors over the weekend, and on Saturday morning I was honored to spend a little time with the soldiers who so bravely served our country and earned the respect and admiration of everyone.
An organization of grateful Americans in Hartsville, Trousdale Cares sponsors this hunt to pay tribute, say thanks and recognize the sacrifices made by members of the Armed Forces. Robbie Atwood said this event was established to help ten wounded warriors, who sustained injuries protecting & defending our country, to enjoy a weekend turkey hunt with a group of guys who have not forgotten these soldiers unwavering love for the United States of America, in the midst of tragedy.
The group of Wounded Warriors this year, were from the Warrior Transition Battalion at Fort Campbell, Kentucky, and they all had inspirational stories, accompanied by a strong character that offers hope to all those serve our great country in time of war.
These soldiers have put their lives in danger on numerous deployments, because our country has asked them. Their story of commitment and perseverance should inspire all of us to overcome the limits of life’s circumstances.
Added Lafayette’s TWRA officer Jim Dooley, “I was recently contacted by Bob Lowery to see if I would take a Wounded Warrior hunting, in hopes that they would kill a turkey. I was honored to have been asked and I realize the freedom we have isn’t free. These soldiers fight for this luxury and they are living proof that anything can be triumphantly accomplished, no matter what the obstacles.” “This is a wonderful event that Trousdale Cares hosts,” said Dooley, “and it is a small way for all of us to show our thanks for everything these courageous warriors have done that we might continue to enjoy our freedom.”
“This has been one of our most enjoyable hunts so far,” said Robbie Atwood, “and I know this weekend can’t compare to what these men have done for us. These soldiers of America have fallen in love with our little town and we are humbled by their gratitude. They have conquered adversity to become who they are today and they are genuine American heroes with a convincing message of their willingness to go that extra mile for all of us.”
“We couldn’t sponsor this event without our community’s support, along with the all the volunteers. Everyone pitched in to make this one heck of a weekend and with the right attitude all things are possible,” said Atwood. “God bless America, the land of the free!”