Proceeds to Wounded Veterans
A portion of T shirt Proceeds are going for the “Safari Club International local chapter’s wounded warrior and wheel chair hunt”
Here I am with Mark Peterson, SCI (Safari Club International) Low Country Chapter Wounded Warrior Wheelchair Hunt coordinator, presenting a check from my “Skinz” Division of DIZCO Ltd Co. Skinz division was set up to be able to give something back to our community and our war fighters.
I have donated my time as a volunteer for several years at the SCI Annual Wheelchair and Wounded Warrior Hunting event held here in Beaufort County, South Carolina at Nemours Plantation.
Although it is a locally ran event, we have wounded veterans from around the country participating to try their luck on this hunt. Sponsorships for the event, including free meat processing and free taxidermy come from all parts of the country.
The hunts are one of the most rewarding things I have ever done. People from all walks of life and all ranks from our local militaries pitch in to help give the wounded warriors a chance to enjoy themselves and experience something they may not because of their current situation. To see a warrior, especially a younger one, who has lost so much, smile and laugh from their time and experience there, there’s nothing that compares.
I am proud to be able to have my company donate to this noble and worthy cause.
One of the coldest days in the lowcountry, DIZCO donates to the local U.S. Military Vets MC reprehensive “Critter” for wreaths a crossed America. Diz, Critter, Skinz (left to right)
The U.S. Military Vets MC was established in 1987, in Fort Lauderdale, Florida and is incorporated as a non-profit organization.
The club as a national organization strives to achieve the following:
- To provide a club for qualified military veterans who offers brotherhood and an opportunity to establish relationships with other military veterans who have served in the defense of the United States of America
- To establish and support a strong sense of pride in having served in the active military service of the United States of America.
- To improve the image of military veterans and bikers to the general public.
The Chapter in Beaufort, South Carolina has been chartered for several years. The local chapter participates in local charity runs for Make a Wish Foundation, Wounded Warrior Project, and many other local charities.
Our biggest fundraiser that the whole National origination is Wreaths Across America. All the local chapters in their respective locations put wreaths on the head stones at the National Cemeteries all across the nation on Dec 15th.
I, Justin “Critter” Edwards, am a full patched member for several years. I served in the Navy for 14 years and am currently working as a DOD Civil Service for FRCSE.
As a member of USMV/MC we appreciate the donation given to us by DIZCO in the amount of $150.00 equivalent to 10 wreaths to be placed on headstones throughout the National Cemetery here in Beaufort, South Carolina.
The Wreaths Across America mission is to remember, honor, and teach. This is carried out in part by coordinating wreath laying ceremonies on a specified Saturday in December at the Arlington National Cemetery, as well as veterans’ cemeteries and other location in all 50 states and beyond.
1st Lt. Pate and Diz
Pate covered in camo and bug protected.
This is 1st LT Pate of the U.S. Army. He is one of the nicest Army soldiers I have ever met. Even though he was wounded serving in Afghanistan, Pate’s attitude was great and enjoyed the hunt. Although we did not get a chance to shoot a deer, his experience was one I will remember. Pate saw a turkey which he has never seen before. The best part of the hunt was when we were leaving the last day. When we started down the hard surface road on the way back to the main Plantation, I saw a big bird in the road. At first I thought it was a buzzard but when we got close it was a Bald Eagle. It took off only about 100 feet in front of my truck. The amazing part was he flew only about 8-10 feet above the front of my truck. The eagle kept flight in front of us and kept looking at us through the windshield. Pate and I could see all the details on this massive, proud symbol of our country. That is something I will remember to the day I die. Thanks LT Pate for the memories!
The 2012 WW gang(from L to R): Jason, Diz, Cletus, and Andy
I am definitely the better looking at of that group!
Cletus with his 8 point buck! Good Job Ole’ Devil Dawg!
The 2012 WW Hunt was great! We had a great group of hunters and guides!
Jason was an active duty Soldier who is the marksman for his infantry squad. Jason did not down a deer but still enjoyed himself. He was trying to trade military shots with this retired Marine—but did not get the best of me! Thanks Jason! I hope things will work for you and your Army career goes well!!!
Cletus, on the hand?? Is a different story! Cletus is a Vietnam Veteran and is a hard charger. He is loud and sometimes out of control, as is every hard charging Marine Vet. Cletus shot two does the first night after the heavy rain we had. Of course the rain made it hard to track them down. Cletus could not go in the woods with us to track, but we all knew he wanted to—you could hear him from here to Savannah, GA telling us what to do! The next morning he said he shot another doe. With very little blood, we all thought he missed a good shot. He was convinced it was a big doe, faced to one direction. With one of the plantation managers, Pat, we started the tracking. I went by myself aways ahead to see if I could find it. Sure enough, there HE was. Nice Buck Cletus!!!! But I think you might have to go back to hunter safety class to help you know the difference between boys and girls!!!
Many thanks to Michael Thomas, Pat, and everyone from Hall Island Plantation for all their help and time for our veterans! Great Americans Helping Our Heroes!!