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The American Legion Auxiliary Anderson Unit 34 presented a $500 check for “Operation Second Chance” to Billy Dove.
Dove is with the NPLB, formerly known as No Person Left Behind. NPLB is a permanent part of “Operation Second Chance” in helping heroes move on, according to an Auxiliary press release.
“NPLB is an independent charity that allows like-minded professional hunters, fishermen and outdoor-minded people to ensure that disabled veterans receive the best outdoor hunting and fishing opportunities,” the press release said.
“Billy drove all night from Maryland with two service members to Lawrenceburg to deer hunt with George Cummins Jr., owner of Salt River Outfitters Hunting Service. Rex Tharpe from Indiana was picked up at Walter Reed hospital. Rex served in the army and Dalton Cox is from Utah and served in the marines. The organization does 30 trips per year with disabled veterans.
“NPLB aids in the recovery and rehabilitation of injured service members from all branches of service. All of the veterans’ hunting and fishing equipment and hotel rooms are paid for by the organization. These expenses are paid for by donation.”
For more information or to make a donation to “Operation Second Chance” go to www.operationsecondchance.org. Unit 34 members presented all three men with a Healing Field T-shirt.