Wounded Warrior Weekend to honor veterans disabled in combat | Community Spirit
Local businesses are uniting with the Wounded Warrior Project from May 6-8 to honor disabled veterans and their families with the gift of outdoor adventure at Camp Shannon in Myakka City.
Four disabled military veterans and their families will experience an outdoor adventure weekend May 6-8 at a private hunting camp in east Manatee County, Camp Shannon (5815 Juel Gill Road, Myakka City), through a gift from The Freedom Outdoors and business owners in Manatee County, in partnership with the Wounded Warrior Project.
All Florida residents, the combat-wounded veterans and their families will enjoy a weekend of hunting, horseback riding, camping and other outdoor activities designed to honor the vets’ military service and celebrate their courage in overcoming combat-related disabilities.
The veterans include: Patrick Ferguson of Fort McCoy, Fla., who served several tours with the U.S. Army in Iraq and Afghanistan, Steven Laurence, also of Fort McCoy, who served with the U.S. Army in Iraq, Bob Nelson of Keystone Heights, Fla., a wheelchair-bound Vietnam veteran, who served with the U.S. Air Force, and Mike Tremblay of Ocala, Fla. who was a Marine sniper in the first Gulf war.