Hi All – I wanted to share an organization that is near and dear to my heart, Combat Marine Outdoors(CM0). https://combatmarineoutdoors.org
This organization is a 501(c)(3) Corp that has the mission “to provide Dream Hunts and Outdoor Adventures for severely wounded Marines, Soldiers, Airmen, Sailors and Navy Corpsmen. These hunting and fishing excursions play a vital role in the rehabilitation of these American heroes”. The history of this organization dates back to 2005 when the founders were visiting wounded Marines, Sailors and service members in the 1st Marine Infantry Division at Brooks Army Medical Center. What they found in these visits were service members who had difficulty leaving the confines of the hospital due to various emotional and physical reasons. They looked for ways to get these individuals a new sense of hope and belonging while getting them out of the hospital, and with that, CMO looked to provide “dream hunts and adventures” where they could get our veterans into an environment of outdoor fellowship with the goal of showing them that America is tremendously thankful for their service to and sacrifice for our country.
Here is a good video of some of the stories CMO has created -
The THLETE team hosted two veterans and a member of the CMO Board of Directors at our family farm in Tennessee in December where we were able to sit around a campfire, chase some whitetails with some high powered rifles, eat some good food and most importantly, enjoy in outdoor fellowship with a sense of humbleness of what these guys have done for us.
The first day out we got the group outfitted with complimentary THLETE camo, sighted in rifles and implemented some predator control with a coyote kill. The next day, we had great success hunting out of Redneck blinds with two does killed and a nice 8-Pointer. As these guys said, it is never about killing the deer for them, it is all about camaraderie and enjoying a relaxing, stress-free environment where they can be themselves. You would have never guessed that combined these two guys have gone on 10+ active duty deployments overseas to Iraq and Afghanistan and each is a Purple Heart Recipient.
The THLETE team just wanted to share our appreciation for our veterans and what they have sacrificed for us. The hunting trip ended with us parting ways as true friends with a deep connection. It is truly amazing what hunting and the outdoors can do to people and how it can bring them together.
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