Lavaca-Navidad River Authority Deer Hunt

Lavaca-Navidad River Authority Annual Deer Hunt for Wounded War Heroes, Again a Great Success!

Posted: February 16, 2020

Each year the Lavaca-Navidad River Authority hosts a hunt for Wounded War Heroes, and it is always a hunt to remember. This year the Veterans arrived on the 5th of November and left the morning of November 8th, every day being an adventure. From touring the Formosa Plastics Factory and the dam on Lake Texana, to the Veterans’ Celebration where the entire community came out for a huge celebration. This is definitely a hunt to remember!

The hunting is fantastic, but the outpouring of support from the community is what makes this a special hunt for everyone involved. I normally write up details of the hunts such as the amazing food, or the great hosts who are the best, but this time I need to take time to remember a dear friend of Wounded War Heroes.

Sadly, a couple of months after the hunt, W.W.H. received news that our dear friend Chris Jerome Janak was terminally ill. A couple of days later he passed. We sent Veterans to the wake, and to the funeral the next day. Chris was loved so much, that it was easy finding volunteers for this task. Everyone who had contact with him immediately liked him. Everyone remembers Chris for his sincere love for this hunt, his warm smile and how he always made sure everyone had enough to eat.

We at W.W.H. want to thank Chris's family for allowing him to spend time away from them to help host this annual hunt and we want you to know that we loved Chris as he was part of our family, as you are part of our family too. Chris will be missed, but the positive impact he made will be remembered by all for years to come. We at W.W.H. are grateful that we had the opportunity to know such a caring man.

Thanks to everyone that is involved in this hunt, we know you are missing Chris, but next year's hunt we will have a good time, make a toast and remember the positive impact he had on our lives. He made each one of us a better person.

Mike "Gunny" Cheramie


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