Hunting with heroes

Wounded Warrior “Bobby”

Wounded Warrior “Bobby” gets creative during his turkey hunt, using his prosthetic leg as a gun prop.

Jeep Sullivan and Carol Kent
Published: Wednesday, April 16, 2014 at 06:49 PM.

VERNON ­– Jeep Sullivan, founder of Sullivan’s Outdoor Adventures, Inc., says he has always admired service men and women ­ – and has found a way to give back to those who have served.

Sullivan recently announced a program that provides hunting and fishing outings to wounded veterans and their families.

“It’s an amazing honor to have these veterans in my boat, deer stand or duck blind,” said Sullivan. “This gives these guys a chance to really relax and smile, and it’s become something better than I could ever imagine. It’s been a blessing.”

Several veterans enjoyed one such outing last Saturday, April 12, during a turkey hunt on Panama City attorney Clayton Syfrett’s Vernon plantation.

Wounded veteran “Bobby” says the experience was second to none.

Bobby lost his right leg and most of his right arm in 2012 after driving over a Improvised Explosive Device (IED) in Afghanistan while on combat patrol. However, the solider remains an active duty member of a special unit at an area base and is always looking for new ways to stay motivated and new creative outlets.

“I heard about this program while listening to a motivational speech,” he said. “I would highly encourage other wounded warriors to line up with these guys as much as possible. It’s been a great experience, and they’re a great group of people.”

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