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Shooting event benefits Dawson County Hero Flight

Shooting event benefits Dawson County Hero Flight. (NTV News)

A day at the shooting range helps raise money to send veterans to Washington D. C.

From pistol shooting to long range rifles, even clay targets; about 80 shooters sighted in their targets near Lexington on Saturday, all to help send 25 veterans on the Dawson County Hero Flight in April.

Organizers of this annual range day say they're giving back to those who've given so much.

"These veterans have done so much for us and firearms were part of their life in the service," said pistol instructor Brad Jensen. "So this is a great way for the range to give some money back and hopefully benefit the members of the hero flight."

"I'm a veteran also and quite frankly I enjoy doing this and I enjoy supporting veterans who have fought for the United States of America," said range committee member Gary Reiber.

Saturday's fundraiser was held at Robb Jeffrey private shooting range south of Lexington.

The Dawson County Hero Flight will leave on April 26, with another flight leaving later this fall.

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