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SOWEGA hosts first annual wounded veterans hunt

20 veterans are being honored 20 veterans are being honored
They all met up at the Backwoods Outdoors in Leesburg They all met up at the Backwoods Outdoors in Leesburg
Jessie White, with help, was integral in the organization of the events Jessie White, with help, was integral in the organization of the events
ALBANY, GA (WALB) -

Wounded veterans are being celebrated in south Georgia for their service to our country.

The first annual wounded veterans SOWEGA hunt will go through Saturday.

The heroes gathered Thursday evening at Backwoods Outdoors to meet each other. They will be camping out at Kamp Kirksey Thursday.

"I was kind of in a bad place, because I didn't have that drive, that purpose, that mission anymore. after coming over here and being able to compete in these events, it's given me that purpose and showed me that with my injuries that I'm still able to do bigger and better things," said Greg Quarles with the Ft. Benning Transition Battalion.

"He was shot and blown up a couple different times, and he's had numerous surgeries as most of these guys have. I've had 13 surgeries in 3 and a half years. Something like this where they can come out and just relax, and take a break from all of the doctors, and all of the crap that goes on every day with them," explained Organizer Jessie White.

The hunt starts at dawn on Friday.

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