Tuesday, March 27, 2007

WEDNESDAY HERO

(This post is courtesy of the Wednesday Hero Blogroll. There is more about the blogroll at the end of the post.)

 

This Weeks Post Was Suggested By Kathi

 

Billy Hodges
 
Billy Hodges, kneeling center.
 
 
 
Billy Hodges, who served in the U.S. Army and Texas National Guard between 1971-1979, is not only being profiled for his service, but also for what he's done since then.
 
 Mr. Hodges runs an organization based in El Campo, Tx called
 Hunts For Heroes.
 
They also have chapters in South Carolina , Arkansas , Mississippi , and California and what they do is take soldiers who've been wounded in battle on hunting and fishing trips and other outdoor related activities. All free of charge.
 
 

These brave men and women sacrifice so much in their lives so that others may enjoy the freedoms we get to enjoy everyday. For that, I am proud to call them Hero.

 We Should Not Only Mourn These Men And Women Who Died, We Should Also Thank God That Such People Lived

This post is part of the Wednesday Hero Blogroll. If you would like to participate in honoring the brave men and women who serve this great country, you can find out how by going here.

1 comment:

charlee146 said...

Kathi that was a wonderful idea,I have pen paper and photo's to the ready. I find it very hard to get Australian troops to write to we have an e-mail address in Canberra were we can e-mail a message to the troops but I don't feel it's the same as getting a hand written letter.I have been bombarding the Minister of Defence about ot I think I need a rocket launcher to get through to them, lol. But I am quite happy to bore the USA troops to sleep with news of my dogs and anything else that comes to hand with pen in hand,I love writing and some days I have nothing to do and am waiting for my name and addy to come through on the pc. But I never expected to hear back from any one and have been thrilled to bits to get e-mails from them.I even got an e-mail from a soldier I wrote to that has been injured and I think he is home now but not sure.Apologizing for not contacting me before.Like he didn't have enough on his plate? I feel really honourd to be able to write to the Hero's and thats what they all are.Anyway my soldier must have had a rotten shot in the leg as he ended up with a metal plate and screws put in his leg ,he sent me photos of the wound.I thought that was wonderful that he would think to do that.I am so priviledged, and so ticked of with my own Government Surely their are Aussie troops out their that would like mail. I feel guilty because I'd love to send them all something but the price of the mail is too high, so I have to be content with filling the envelopes up with pictures,jokes and anything else I come across that might give them a bit of comfort,Sorry I rattled on here.This is what my letters are like!! I rabitt on about anything.You are doing a wonderful job guys and I am truly honoured to be able to write to your country men and women.Thank you all.Charlee 146