Reel Thanx offers veterans an all-expenses-paid fishing trip to Lake Amistad

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Reel Thanx hosted four veterans in the Permian Basin on May 12 for an all-expenses-paid fishing trip to Lake Amistad.

Reel Thanx’s 54th party consisting of veterans SSG Deron, SSG Sam, SPC Chris and PV2 Jake arrived at Midland International Airport, where they were greeted by the Patriot Guard Riders and members of Reel Thanx.

During their visit to Midland and Odessa, the veterans visited the Permian Basin Vietnam Veterans Memorial, KD’s Bar-BQ in Midland for an evening of fellowship, Chris Kyle Memorial and Veva’s Cafe in Odessa.


The group was escorted by the Patriot Guard Riders, the Midland County Sheriff’s Office and the Northeast Midland County Volunteer Fire Department as they rode through Midland County. Greenwood ISD students also lined the road to welcome veterans.

The non-profit organization’s mission “is to honor our country’s active duty wounded/combat injured service members and veterans with an all-expenses-paid fishing trip to Lake Amistad.” Founded in 2007, Reel Thanx has taken over 300 people on their fishing trips.

Online: www.reelthanx.org.

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