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Worth Vet wants to help disabled veterans

POULAN, GA (WALB) -

Lynn Brown wants to turn 123 acres of farmland into an outdoor sanctuary for those who've served our nation, but he's having trouble getting his project off the ground.

Brown wants to create a sanctuary for disabled vets and their families, a place where they can hunt, fish, or just take it easy under the sun. But years of financial and physical obstacles have stood in his way but he still visualizes the possibilities of his open land.

"Right here in this area, I would love to have a picnic table or two. You know, with a little top cover over them. You know, like if it was raining a little bit," said Brown.

Brown says he was wounded when he served with the Army's 101st Airborne. That made him want to help out other men and women who've also been injured in the line of duty.

"To come out and fish, to be outdoors, to ride a four wheeler through the woods- this is something I know a lot of them would be interested in."

The quiet pond and landscape may offer a serene escape from the modern world, but it also offers a chance for him to give back.

"I want to do my part if I can help. You know, I've been in the service too, but still I want to be able to help somebody else."

Brown says remaining active has helped him deal with arthritis intensified by his own injuries, so he hopes his sanctuary would offer other disabled vets the chance to be active. He says he would like to meet up with an investor or property manager who could help him develop and run the land.

Brown would like for the development to include small cabins, ideally allowing up to ten families to stay on the land at one time.

And Brown says it's good hunting land. He says he's seen plenty of wild turkey and deer roaming around over the years.

If you can help Brown, call 229-347-4663.

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