Founded in December 2005, the M1 for Vets Project continues to provide
our Nation's Combat Wounded Veterans with recognition of their service
and sacrifice. We recognize them by the gift of an M1 Garand rifle.
Their recovery and rehabilitation is enhanced as the "Project" provides
opportunity for them to participate in rifle marksmanship competitions
at the National, State, and Local levels.
Nonprofit Organizations are started by truly dedicated people. Not all non-profits survive the years of difficult work to become a great organization. The greatest ones are started by people who feel the passion from their hearts and are able to direct and focus that passion and turn it into a great organization. M1 for Vets strives in every way possible to give back to the Veterans of America and Thank them for their sacrifice of mind and body to defend our freedom. Without them this would all not be possible.
The idea for M1 for Vets came forth from a conversation JJ O'shea and fellow friends had awhile back about how they wanted to give back to Americas Combat Wounded Heroes. This conversation coming deep from within their hearts spawned the drive to stand up, face the wall, and start getting things going. The push necessary to accomplish this massive feat began and continues to this day. Standing firm on the Mission statement M1 for Vets began with, Founder JJ O'shea continues to give back to the Veterans when ever possible.
Since 2005, the volunteer staff and close nit friends have worked tirelessly to no end. M1 for Vets has provided equipment, training, and high quality range time to over 500 Combat Wounded Hero's. The efforts of JJ and his staff to over come any and all obstructions that come their way is an on going process. But due to the support of fellow Americans who want to stand up along side JJ and assist with the efforts M1 for Vets continues to grow. This growth has hinged on the continued support of local level shooting clubs all over the United States as well many fine Americans all over.