ANAD hosts Wounded Warrior Hunt
Edward Quick Jr., left, and his guide Larry Simmons pose with one of the does killed during Anniston Army Depot's January 2013 Wounded Warrior Hunt. Quick, a Purple Heart recipient served in the Marine Corps during the Vietnam War.

ANNISTON ARMY DEPOT, Ala. -- Anniston Army Depot's Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation Division is seeking 15 Purple Heart recipients for a wounded warrior hunt to be held Jan. 17-19, 2014. This is the second time the installation has sponsored such an event.

"Giving back to those who gave so much for this great nation and our freedom is part of what we do every day. Supporting those who serve is the essence of Morale, Welfare and Recreation and we do it with honor," said Keith Colbert, the depot's director of community and family activities.

Purple Heart recipients participating will be provided lodging and meals during the weekend and will be joined during the hunt by depot volunteer guides who are familiar with the area. The weekend will be a time of deer hunting, storytelling and fellowship.

Hunters will be allowed to harvest either gender of deer using a bow or shotgun with a slug.

In addition to the Wounded Warrior Hunt, military personnel, depot employees and retirees will be allowed to bow hunt for $30 that weekend. Registration for these limited hunting slots begins Dec. 2 and hunters will have a mandatory orientation Dec. 17.

For more information about the hunts, call 256-235-7170.

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