This Patriot's Day, Justin Original Workboots (JOW) will send deserving and courageous soldiers and the lucky Third Annual All-American Dove Hunt Sweepstakes winner on an all-American trip hosted by Buckin' B Ranch. The dove hunt raises funds and awareness for Camp Patriot, a non-profit organization that hosts outdoor adventures for disabled American veterans.
The soldiers will enjoy the weekend in the rural Texas countryside with celebrities including Texas country music artist, Casey Donahew, football great Bubby Brister, as well as Camp Patriot president Micah Clark. During the two-night trip, JOW will present a check to Camp Patriot representing the total amount of donations and dollars raised from the sale of boots within the J-Max line - a portion of each workboot sold benefits the organization - totaling more than $50,000 to-date.
The first special guest to attend this year's hunt is veteran Brian McGuire. McGuire is a 26-year-old South Carolinian who is happily married to his wife Brandy. After joining the U.S. Army in 2006, he was deployed four times to OIF (Operation Iraqi Freedom) and OEF (Operation Enduring Freedom). While in Afghanistan, McGuire was injured by a roadside bomb in June of 2010. He underwent a double amputee operation below the knee.
The brand's second guest, veteran Brian West, is 24-years-old and is originally from Cleveland, Ohio. West followed his father's footsteps and enrolled into the Marine Corps, serving in America's Battalion. He was deployed to Afghanistan where he was also injured by a roadside bomb while trying to help a squad under enemy fire. He sustained a shattered left heel, broken ankle and several shrapnel wounds. West is now located in the Naval Medical Center in Portsmouth, Va., where he's receiving treatment for his injuries. He currently holds the Purple Heart, Combat Action, Sea Service and NATO ISAF (International Security Assistance Force) honors.
Justin Original Workboots and Camp Patriot are proud to honor McGuire and West and thank everyone who supports Camp Patriot and the annual All-American Dove Hunt. Stay tuned to JustinAmerica for an upcoming inside look into their Texas adventure.