Retired Army Sgt. 1st Class Dana Bowman, president and founder of the HALO for Freedom Warrior Foundation, talks to a group of veterans preparing to take part in a helicopter hog hunt Friday in Hamilton. Bowman was a Special Forces soldier and member of the elite parachute team, the Golden Knights, before losing both his legs in a training accident in 1994.
Walter Browning of Weatherford, who spent 15 years in the 1st Cavalry Division, waits for the helicopter to lift off for some hog hunting Friday in Hamilton. The HALO for Freedom Warrior Foundation invited about 25 veterans from around the country to the hunt and other events aimed at rehabilitation and transition to civilian life.
Lasting Impressions: Sgt. 1st Class Leroy Petry
Sgt. 1st Class Leroy Petry, a Medal of Honor recipient for his actions in Afghanistan on May 26, 2008, is seen at the HALO for Freedom Warrior Foundation hog hunt Friday, Sept. 20, 2013, in Hamilton.
Posted: Saturday, September 21, 2013 4:30 am
Posted on Sep 21, 2013
HAMILTON — A steady drizzle couldn’t stop an intrepid group of wounded warriors from taking to the air Friday to shoot wild hogs from helicopters.
About 25 wounded veterans took part in a series of events hosted by the HALO for Freedom Warrior Foundation, a nonprofit organization that supports veterans challenged by rehabilitation, reintegration and healing.
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