Local helps wounded warriors

Jeep Sullivan and Carter Hess

Focus was on local Jeep Sullivan and Carter Hess during the Bonifay Kiwanis Club meeting on March 26 as they spoke of local efforts to help wounded veterans with outdoor activities.

Cecilia Spears
Published: Tuesday, April 1, 2014 at 01:28 PM.

BONIFAY — Guest speakers at this week’s Bonifay Kiwanis Club meeting on March 26 were Jeep Sullivan, founder of Jeep Sullivan’s Outdoor Adventures, Inc. and Carter Hess, son of State Attorney Glen Hess and wounded veteran.

“I attribute most of what I do to my father who is a big hearted man and honored for his service in the military,” said Sullivan. “He kind of started this new ministry for our wounded warriors and Carter was our first warrior.”

Sullivan explained that Jeep Sullivan’s Outdoor Adventures, Inc. provides hunting, fishing, wildlife education, boat tours, frog and fish gig, bowfish and hunting alligator, wild hog, duck, whitetail, turkey, elk, moose, caribou, bear and more to wounded veterans as well as families and individuals.

Veterans are flown down to the nearest airport where Sullivan picks them up and the adventure begins.

“It is amazing and an honor to have these men 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.”

He said what touches his heart is that these men and women have sacrificed so much of themselves, figuratively and literally, that he wanted to “give something back,” so he started this 501c3 corporation.

Carter Hess served two tours with the 82nd Airborne before he lost his leg to an IED, improvised explosive device, in June of 2012.

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