ERIE, Colo. CBS4) – A special group of veterans received a well-deserved helping hand on Saturday in Erie as the nonprofit group “Outdoor Buddies” hosted 25 disabled veterans, and others, at a shooting range.
For some veterans it was a life-changing event.
“It will bring a tear to your eye,” Don Pickett said.
Saturday morning target practice was held in Erie.
“It’s a very emotional shoot for everybody,” Pete Labella said.
The Green Mill Sportsman Club opened up its facilities to the 25 special shooters — wounded warriors like Conner Dowsett.
“It’s a lot of fun to be out there with either just friends and family and just relaxing,” Dowsett said.
The Navy veteran is a quadriplegic after a diving accident while on active duty. Outdoor Buddies fitted Dowsett with a special rifle mounted on a wheel chair. The device allows Dowsett to blow through a…
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