Texas mayor takes disabled vets on hunting trips

HUNTINGTON, TX (KTRE) - A mayor of one Texas town is trying to help disabled veterans have a fun outdoor adventure.

Gordon Melton, a former Huntington resident and now Mayor of Paducah,Texas is the founder of "Hunting with Soldiers," a non-profit group that takes disabled vets on hunting trip and takes care of their housing and meals free of charge.

All in hopes of helping hear emotional wounds for these men coming home from battle.

"It's more of a mental healing for them, so we try to help those guys and girls out because a lot of the wounds they have are not seen by the naked eye," said Melton.

Melton says that in the group's four years they have had about 45 hunts.

They also work with children that have lost their parents in the military.

They take the kids on hunts and fishing trips to help connect them to the outdoors.

If you would like more information on scheduling a hunt or how you can help the organization out, you can email huntingwithsoldiers@live.com.

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