Gwinnett Daily Post | Wounded vets fish with Falcons at annual event

23
May

Gwinnett Daily Post | Wounded vets fish with Falcons at annual event

BUFORD — Sgt. 1st Class Angel Sanchez Torres needed a break Wednesday.

After months of rehabilitation for injuries he suffered while in Iraq, including chronic post-traumatic stress disorder, the native of Puerto Rico and 18-year Army veteran was able to escape from his reality for a few hours during the sixth annual Fishing with the Falcons at the Lanier Harbor Marina on Lake Lanier.

The event involved 44 players from the Atlanta Falcons, seven coaches and cheerleaders, paired with 30 wounded veterans — 15 from Fort Gordon and 15 from the Wounded Warrior Project from across the nation. The event featured four hours of fishing and food after the event.

“It’s a great opportunity to say thank you to our servicemen and women,” Falcons head coach Mike Smith said. “It’s a fun day for everyone and just a small token of our appreciation.”

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