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Disabled Vets Treated To Fishing Trip

May 5th, 2013 by WCBC Radio

The Cumberland Times News reports around 150 disabled military veterans were treated to an afternoon of trout fishing Saturday to allow those with physical and mental handicaps including post-traumatic stress syndrome the opportunity for relaxation and fellowship.

Known as the Disabled Veterans Fishing Outing, the first-ever event was held at the pond on the Cumberland Outdoor Club’s property off state Route 51 near Oldtown.

About 100 disabled vets, including many Vietnam- era veterans from the area, joined about 40 vets bused in from the Martinsburg (W.Va.) VA Medical Center to line the pond with rods and tackle boxes.

 The event was supported by the Vietnam Vet/Legacy Vet Motorcycle Club, with the assistance of the Cumberland Outdoor Club, which donated the use of the property.

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