Travis Mackie, a Marine Corp Veteran, was our first Veteran that we put on the water. Operation Outdoors did an online raffle in partnership with TFO (The Fallen Outdoors), and Travis was the lucky winner of the raffle.
Operation Outdoors CoFounder RJ Hillman, and OPO Volunteer Bryan Herr worked with Russ Whitesides at Anglers Pro Tackle to get a loaner Diablo kayak, and then set out for the Brazos river below Possum Kingdom Lake. The guys had a great day on the water, and were able to help Travis hook up on some fish. Travis is now a member of KFMV, and paddles (pedals) an awesome Hobie Kayak.
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