Soldier, AHS grad plans 1st hunt for wounded vet
Published 12:23 am Tuesday, March 22, 2016
An Andalusia native and solider in the U.S. Army has teamed with a locals and the Rustic Flag Co., to do a hunt for a wounded veteran.
Warren Maddox, a 2008 graduate of Andalusia High School, said he and a friend started a social media page sharing hunting tips, favorite places to hunt and more.
“I was reached out to by the Rustic Flag Co.,” he said. “They had a veteran they wanted to do a hunt for. They wanted me to facilitate it.”
The veteran, Zachariah Gore, was wounded by an IED in Afghanistan in April of 2013.
Maddox said three other locals – Corey Brawner, Garrett Cross and Dustyn Tyer – have helped locally.
“We have a couple of people coming from North Carolina and Florida, as well,” he said.
The three-day turkey hunt will be free for the veteran, Maddox said. The event is slated for the third weekend in April.
“It’s all expenses paid,” he said. “We will be filming and taking a lot of photographs.”
Maddox, who will be getting out of the Army soon and will most likely be moving back to Andalusia, said he wants to do the hunt and see what it turns into.
“The more and more I think about it, the more I would like to turn it into a non-profit,” he said.
Maddox is currently stationed at Fort Campbell, Ky.