Wounded Warriors Project honors Dillon Cannon

Dillon Cannon, retired Army soldier
Dillon Cannon, retired Army soldier

ALTO, TX (KTRE) - The Wounded Warriors Project honors 25-year-old Dillon Cannon Saturday, as one of our nation's heroes.

Cannon retired from the Army 5 years ago, after being paralyzed from a bullet wound through the neck.

"A kid who sacrificed everything for us, it's a privilege and an honor for us to be able to do something for him," said Texas Whitetail Ranch Foreman, Greg Carswell.

"When you have somebody who has paid a price, it really makes you appreciate what you do," said Sergeant Christopher Dunham of Lufkin Army Recruiting.

The Texas Whitetail Ranch co-owner wanted to honor Cannon with a hunting trip retailed for over 10-thousand dollars.

"Price is certainly not an option. You can't put a price on freedom, and what these soldiers do, the price that they pay," said Carswell.

Cannon says hunting has always been one of his favorite hobbies, right next to fighting in the Army.

"Being in the Army was probably one of the greatest things I did for myself. I miss it everyday that I'm not in it," said Cannon.

Cannon is one of the many soldiers who was deployed to Iraq, not knowing when they would return. However, he risked his life for the sake of freedom.

"Everyday I get to come to work, I work with heroes. So, when I think about Dillon, I think about a hero," said Dunham.

Cannon says on top of his hunting trip, he looks forward to seeing his comrades come home by year's end, as Obama announced Friday.

"It actually makes me feel pretty good because the mission's already been completed," said Cannon. "And, I don't know why they're waiting so long to bring them home. But, they need to be home."

Cannon has retired in Houston, his hometown, where he undergoes rehab.

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