Charter Captains Needed to Host Veteran Fishing Event

Photo/Cape Cod Cares for the Troops
Photo/Cape Cod Cares for the Troops

Cape Cod Online: Forty years ago, the slamming of his friend’s car door made Hap Farrell dive for cover.

And although a lot has changed since Farrell returned from the Vietnam War in 1971, he can still relate to the mindset of returning veterans. The white-bearded, burly charter boat captain is one of 25 boat owners already scheduled to host veterans for a 4-hour fishing trip out of Rock Harbor on August 24.

More captains are still needed for the Mark Vecchione Rock Harbor Fishing Trip, sponsored by Cape Cod Cares for the Troops. The event honors Army Sgt. Mark Vecchione, of Eastham, who was killed in action in 2006 in Iraq at the age of 25.

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