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Updated: 02/17/2014 07:25:28AM

Hundreds help the vets

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PHOTO BY JEFF ROSLOW

Carolyn Roberts only needed lawyers after Friday night's auction at the Wounded Warriors Sportsmen Fund fundraiser. As you can see, she's got the guns and money. Roberts won the $1,000 hat and a Marlin 30-30 Friday night.

PHOTO BY JEFF ROSLOW

Rick Roden, a veteran of the war in Iraq, said Friday night at the Wounded Warrior Sportsmen Fund fundraiser, the organization is more than about hunting. It's about saving people's lives.

By JEFF ROSLOW

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“It’s not just the hunts. This changes people’s lives.”

Rob Roden said those words when he closed his short bit at the podium Friday night at the second Wounded Warriors Sportsmen Fund fundraiser. Roden, who now lives in Orlando and is studying to be an engineering mechanic at Embry Riddle, has been a part of the Wounded Warriors since he came home from Iraqi Freedom without a leg from battle. He said the object of Wounded Warriors isn’t solely on the hunts they take wounded veterans on, but it is the hook to show them they are no different despite their injuries; it also is to thank them for the sacrifice they made for their country.

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