Carter County

Veterans go fly fishing with Project Healing Waters

Project Healing Waters

CARTER COUNTY, Tenn. - Project Healing Waters and the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency have put disabled veterans together with local fishing guides for a day of fishing on the Watauga River near Elizabethton.

Photojournalist Lee Owens caught up with some of them as they floated down the river and asked them what it's all about.

Andy Widener is one of the participating veterans. "We caught several fish. I'd say around ten or twelve between us," he said.

J.D. Chambers is a volunteer guide for the project. "Anything you can do to help any of the veterans is a good thing," he said. "I'm a former vet myself, so I enjoy coming out here, enjoy the camaraderie."

Project Healing Waters is dedicated to the physical and emotional rehabilitation of disabled active military service personnel and disabled veterans.

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