Special Operations Wounded Warriors Announces Veteran’s Day Celebration Charity Dinner with Special Guest Speaker Governor Rick Perry of Texas

Special Operations Wounded Warriors, a Myrtle Beach based charity, will be hosting a charity dinner on the evening of November 11th, 2014, featuring Governor Rick Perry of Texas as the headline Speaker for the event. The event will take place at The Dunes Golf and Beach Club starting at 7:00pm and will feature a 3 course meal. Dinner will be followed by presentations by charity representatives, a very special presentation recognizing the night’s honoree Staff Sargent Bobby Dove (A medically retired Army Green Beret and double amputee), and then comments by Governor Rick Perry.

“We are excited to be able to honor all of our Country’s Veterans during this Veteran’s Day Celebration while at the same time sharing the story and sacrifices of Staff Sergeant Bobby Dove, a medically retired Green Beret and double amputee.” Joel Pellicci Jr, SOWW Vice-President and Founder

“We are extremely thankful that Governor Perry has elected to spend the evening with our charity as we celebrate America’s Veterans. His presence will definitely add excitement to the event which is already full of memorable moments and recognition.” Eddie Friend, SOWW Treasurer and Founder.

Along with Governor Perry, several representatives of State government, Horry County Government, and local municipalities will be in attendance. A limited number of tickets and sponsorship opportunities are still available for the event. Tickets cost $150.00 per person and include a three course plated meal and all refreshments. All proceeds of the evening’s event go directly to support the mission of SOWW (Special Operations Wounded Warriors). Tickets may be purchased by calling 843-293-3245.

SSG Bobby Dove Biography: “Retired Staff Sergeant Bobby Dove Grew up in Virginia before enlisting in the Army in 2008. In 2011, after earning his Green Beret, he was assigned to 7th Special Forces Group at Eglin Air Force Base, Florida. Once assigned to an “A” team he deployed to Afghanistan in January of 2012. On June 9th 2012, while operating a dirt bike on patrol, he triggered a pressure plate Improvised Explosive Device instantly amputating his right leg and right hand along with numerous other injuries. After being stabilized in country he was then flown to Walter Reed Military Medical Center in Bethesda Maryland. Undergoing many surgeries, extensive rehab, and multiple prosthetic fits until he was able to return to duty in January of 2013. While returning to duty he was able to maintain his position as the senior medical sergeant on his original operational team and deploy, on a non-combat deployment, to South America in the summer of 2013. Once returning from deployment he then became the Wounded Warrior Liaison and aided in returning other wounded operators to duty and the fight. He then medically retired in July of 2014.”

SOWW (Special Operations Wounded Warriors), a 501(c)(3) Charity, was formed in August of 2012 for the distinct purpose of providing outdoor experiences to a select group of both active duty and veteran U.S. Military Special Operations Forces, that have received wounds in battle, and that have received our Country’s prestigious Purple Heart Medal. SOWW was founded by a small group of five individuals comprised of U.S. Military Special Forces Veterans, local businessmen, and avid outdoorsman. SOWW was started for the intent of offering thanks and fellowship to the men and women of our Special Operation Forces who have sacrificed so greatly for our own personal freedoms and safety.

It is the belief of SOWW that we truly can make a difference in the life of a service member who has chosen to put their safety at risk while defending our freedoms and that has suffered personal injury in that endeavor. SOWW feels that there is not a more deserving group of individuals than our Special Operation Forces members that frequently stand in harm’s way for the protection of our freedoms, often with little or no recognition. These men and women pay not only a physical and mental price during their service to our Country; some have paid the ultimate price, for their fellow man. For those that return home, often with the never fading scars of their conquests, SOWW exists to demonstrate our Country’s appreciation for their efforts and contributions. It is our objective to help bridge the gap from military service to the enjoyment of the freedoms that they fought so courageously to defend.

Tidewater Tactical announces annual charitable golf tournament to support Special Operations Wounded Warriors in 2014

Tidewater Tactical has announced that Special Operations Wounded Warriors will be the beneficiary of their annual golf tournament which will be taking place on Friday, June 27th, 2014. The event, which will be in its 6th year, will take place at the Red Wing Golf Course located in Virginia Beach, Va. The event includes lunch, golf, games, raffles, prizes, and dinner with live music. Purchase a team for $400 or an individual spot for $100. To register, call 757-318-6652 or email to contact@tidewatertactical.com.

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SOWW benefits from funds raised during The Caravelle Cup Charity Golf Tournament

On May 16th and 17th, 2014, the annual charity golf tournament known as “The Caravelle Cup,” conducted by the beautiful oceanfront Caravelle Resort located in Myrtle Beach, SC, took place. Under beautiful skies and pleasant weather, the field competed in the two day format. The event was headlined with a Thursday pairings party and a Friday dinner and charity auction will all funds raised going to support the mission of SOWW.

SOWW sponsored two Special Operations Wounded Warriors to represent the charity at the event. The two honorees, both medically retired members of USASOC, represented themselves and SOWW in stellar fashion, taking an early lead after the completion of the first 18 holes of Friday’s play.  The event did an awesome job of raising funds for SOWW. We are very thankful of the support of and great association with The Caravelle Cup!

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SOWW Announces partnership with SCDNR to provide guided in-shore redfishing to 7 Special Operations Wounded Warriors

SOWW, in partnership with the South Carolina Department of Natural Resources, will be offering a 2 day Redfish fishing experience to 7 Special Operations Wounded Warriors in the month of June. All fishing will take place in and around Winyah Bay and will be a great event for our deserving warriors. 2014 Redfish

2014 Black Bear Hunt Announced

2014 Bear Hunt  We are thrilled to announce the second year of our partnership with Eagle Mountain Guide Service. They are providing a professionally guided black bear hunt to 3 Special Operations Wounded Warriors. Eagle Mountain Guide Service also provided a fourth spot that was auctioned to help raise funds for SOWW. Many thanks to owner Matt Whitegiver for his generous support of our SOF’s. Visit our friends at Eagle Mountain Guide Service at http://www.eaglemountainguideservice.com/ or on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/pages/Eagle-Mountain-Guide-Service-LLC/123000847776559.

Successful Pheasant Tower Shoot

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On March 15th, 2014 11 Special Operators along with 11 great donors to SOWW, participated in a Pheasant Tower Shoot followed by a Sporting Clay Shooting Contest at Backwoods Quail Club in Hemmingway, SC. The eleven VIP’s and guests were “on target” harvesting over 200 Pheasants in just 2 hours. We would like to thank all of the people that helped make the event possible. Special Thanks to our individual donors and to our Gold Sponsor Bass Pro Shops for generously donating all of the ammo for our Sporting Clays contest.

Wounded Warrior Flag Accompanies NY SRT on SRT Operation

On the early summer morning of August 7, 2012, HSI New York’s Special Response Team headed out to execute a high risk arrest and search warrant in Brooklyn, NY. As the NY SRT MRAP #15 rumbled through the streets of Brooklyn, SRT had a small but special token of motivation along for the ride. At the request of members of SOWW (Special Operations Wounded Warriors), NY SRT became involved in their “Follow Our Flag” operation, in which an American Flag (and accompanying camera) made its way around the world to be flown in special places and be brought on different missions.

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Dates Announced for Takin Bacon 2013

We are proud to announce that the dates for Takin Bacon 2013 have been determined. We will be holding the event February 22-24, 2013 at an undisclosed location. All hunters are Special Operations Forces members who have received wounds in combat. Donations are needed to help cover expenses. It is a wonderful opportunity to serve those who have chosen to serve for us. Click here for more info.

Reaper Outdoors TV Footage

SOWW was thrilled to have Reaper Outdoors and their television show, as some of our VIP’s that participated in Operation Takin’ Bacon 2012. These great Americans spent the entire weekend with us and with our invited guests, for the purpose of documenting the events of the weekend. The shows star, Ron Bellan (known as Reaper 01), is also a Navy Seal. Due to Ron’s direct tie with the military, and more importantly to our United States Special Operations Forces, we were able to allow Ron to film certain parts of the event while ensuring that any of our VIPs that couldn’t be seen on film were properly protected. Reaper Outdoors Survive the Hunt can be seen on the Pursuit Network, DirecTV channel 608. Click here to view video segments of the show in which we were featured.

Operation Takin’ Bacon

Several months ago the membership voted to support a hunt for wounded warriors in South Carolina. The hunt, called Operation Takin’ Bacon, was organized by an army buddy of mine, Brian Molaschi. As the name implies, Takin’ Bacon is a hunt for feral hogs, which are a huge nuisance in the south. This is the second year Brian has put together this outing. Takin’ Bacon focuses on members of the special operations community who have been wounded in combat. The hunters were from the Ranger Regiment, SEALs, Special Forces, SAS, and MARSOC (Marine Special Operations Command). Brothers and Sisters, this was money well spent.

The hunt started on Friday, March 9th, with members of the 82nd Airborne Free-Fall Demonstration Team jumping in the American flag. The three paratroopers made perfect landings in front of a crowd of wounded warriors, supporters, and their families. The demonstration was a hug hit with the children who lined up for photos with the jumpers afterwards. Seeing the excitement in the young faces as they watched their first jump was a real treat for many of the current and former paratroopers in attendance. Read more