Warriors treated to weekend of hunting, relaxation

Ismael Perez By Ismael Perez

Nov. 11, 2017 at 6:42 p.m.
Updated Nov. 12, 2017 at 6 a.m.

From left to right, Lee Cantu, Don Williams, Bobby Ehrig, Dan Boots, Arsenio De Lara, Troy Youngblood and Bradley Grahmann.

From left to right, Lee Cantu, Don Williams, Bobby Ehrig, Dan Boots, Arsenio De Lara, Troy Youngblood and Bradley Grahmann.   CONTRIBUTED PHOTO for The Victoria Advocate

Four military men woke up early Saturday to a warm breakfast followed by hunting at a Texas ranch.

"We were up at 4:30 a.m., and believe it or not, by 7:30 a.m., all four of them had killed a deer," Don Williams, the organizer of the event, said Saturday.

The military men were treated to a three-day weekend of relaxation with friends and family for Veterans Day at the Williams Ranch Warrior Weekend Hunt about 5 miles outside of Hallettsville.

Williams said this is the 10th year veterans have been invited to the ranch.

The veterans invited this year included Troy Youngblood and Bobby Ehrig with the U.S. Army; Arsenio De Lara with the U.S. Marine Corps; and Dam Boots with the Air Force.

Williams said Ron Kocian, president of Warrior's Weekend, helped him find the young veterans.

He said it is a weekend to show appreciation to the guest veterans and their families.

"Being a Vietnam veteran, we don't want this generation of veterans to be treated like we were," Williams said. "It's our duty to see they are well taken care of - and, at least for three days, to have nothing to worry about."


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