MIAMI, OK.---- As Earl Wright aims his black powder rifle, his mind drifts to his Marine Corp days when he served in the 60's.
"When I came back from Vietnam we weren't very popular at the time and it was kind of disheartening," states Earl Wright, Vietnam Veteran.
Now, he's showered with appreciation everywhere he turns.
"You can feel proud that you did serve now," states Wright.
Today, the River Bottom Sportsmen for Disabled Veterans group hosted the yearly Black Powder Deer Hunt to give the vets the rare opportunity to enjoy the outdoors. Wright say's it's not about the game.
"The fellowship with all these people, some of them served some of them didn't but they're all behind servicemen now," states Wright.
50 volunteers guided Wright and 3 other disabled service men on a private farm.
"It's impossible to thank them that's why we know what we do is minute and it's nothing very big but it's all we know how to do," states Jack Dalrymple, Organizer.
Wright thinks otherwise.
"We appreciated the people in the area coming out and putting this on for us not a lot of places have this kind of a welcome," states Wright.
"It's not 1 or 2 people who put this on it's the whole community and it comes from the heart," states Bill Kokendoffer, Paralyzed Veterans President.
The hunt is a large community effort with 53 local companies sponsoring it. All 4 vets are from the Four States and were chosen by the Mid-America Chapter of the Paralyzed Veterans of America.