OME sponsored a very "productive" pig hunt July 26-27, 2014, at a beautiful river-front ranch in Kingsland, Texas. The injured warriors and the participating sponsor hunters harvested 11 pigs of various sizes over the 2-day hunt. The ranch owner host was very gracious!
The 3rd annual Stack Barrel Hunting Club teal duck hunt, held September 21-23, 2014, was a "ragin' Cajun" success that was enjoyed by injured Marines from Camp Pendleton, CA, and the San Antonio Military Medical Center. The visiting Marines thoroughly enjoyed and appreciated the inimitable Southwest Louisiana hospitality and cuisine! Gracious guides with phenomenal retrievers contributed to the hugely successful hunt, with the Marines bagging their 2-day limit, and returning to their home bases with big smiles on their faces!
The picture below shows some of the local WWII, Korean, and Vietnam veterans who were invited to participate in this event for our wounded warriors!
All 11 wounded Marines were honored at a banquet the first night;
This little boy was fascinated with Eric's prosthetic leg!
That night at the banquet each wounded Marine received 2 challenge coins: 1 from the Speaker of the House of the State of Louisiana, and 1 from the Calcasieu Parrish President.
On October 7, 2014, OME sponsored a Caregiver's Luncheon and Craft Day at SAMMC (San Antonio Military Medical Center). Here is a picture from that event which included caregivers (wives, Moms, etc.) for our wounded military and a wounded Marine himself who participated in this event. You can tell by their smiling faces that they all enjoyed the luncheon and making these Fall wreaths!
On November 17-18, 2014, a generous South Texas rancher, who prefers to remain anonymous, hosted an OME whitetail buck hunt for an injured Marine, who was anxious to kill a nice 10-point buck. The Staff Sergeant dropped a large 10-point buck in his tracks with one kill-zone shot! The buck was broad-shouldered and heavy, field dressing at precisely 180 lbs.! Another good day in deep South Texas!