Buffett Lends Boat to Wounded Soldiers

posted September 10th, 2009 at 3:57 pm

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by Josh Martin

One of the many charities that Jimmy Buffett quietly supports is the Wounded Warrior Project, an organization that seeks to improve the lives of soldiers that have been wounded in service to America.

In July, Buffett made a surprise appearance at a WWP benefit on Long Island. And recently he lent his boat and captain for three wounded soldiers to go on a fishing excursion:

The three combat veterans went fishing from the Gone Fishing Marina in Montauk last Thursday as part of the Wounded Warrior Project’s continuing effort to quiet the storm that began with their service in Iraq, Afghanistan, and, in Mr. Amira’s case, on Sept. 11.

The musician Jimmy Buffett had invited them aboard his Margaritavitch in the care of Capt. Vinnie Lasorsa, who headed the boat offshore in September’s silver light past Montauk Point and toward Block Island upon an unusually calm sea.

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To great applause and good-natured ribbing, Mr. Quiroz caught his second big bass, a carbon copy of the first. The Margaritavitch returned again and again to the stack of big bass, the likes of which the captain said he had never seen on the fish finder. The three wounded warriors smiled at the day and vowed to turn others on to the Wounded Warrior Project and its outings.

Read the full story here.

(photo: Russell Drumm)


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