Retired Army Staff Sgt. Mike Hulsey, of San Antonio, Texas, calls ducks Saturday in a duck blind at the Grassy Lake Hunting Club in Ware. Hulsey said his invitation to last year’s hunt had a big impact on him. “At the time I was really depressed,” Husley said, “I didn’t know what I was going to do.” He said he was planning suicide until the day he was invited to the 2010 Wounded Warrior duck hunt. “I had a loaded shotgun in my mouth and my phone rang,” he said. Husley said the call was his invitation, which he accepted.
Retired Army Staff Sgt. Adam Peacock, of Groves, Ala., talks with Chancellor Rita Cheng Saturday during a hunting break in the Grassy Lake Hunting Club lodge in Ware. Peacock said he lost his leg in a motorcycle accident while he was on base at Fort Campbell, Ky.
Retired Army Sgt. 1st Class Ronnie Gullion, of Jacksonville, Fla., has a laugh with friends Saturday in a duck blind at the Grassy Lake Hunting Club in Ware. Guillion founded the organization Healing Outside of A Hospital (HOOAH) which works with the national group Wounded Warriors Project. Though he no longer runs HOOAH, Gullion did help find group members to attend the hunt.