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Annual Hope for the Warriors fishing tournament

Posted by Debra Worley - email

WILMINGTON, NC (WECT) - Wounded soldiers from Fort Bragg and Camp Lejeune came together Friday for the 3rd annual Hope for the Warriors fishing tournament.

The fishing tournament is a way to show appreciation to the soldiers and thank them for their sacrifices for this country.

Wounded war veterans were given a chance to go fishing and get in a little friendly competition.  The military branch that catches the most fish will win the tournament, but the warriors know it's about more than winning.

"Any day on the water is a good day," said Jeffrey Heath.  "A bad day is better than a day in downtown Baghdad, Iraq."

The marines and soldiers were treated to a BBQ dinner and will get awards as part of the tournament.

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