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Fish Therapy.  More than the catch lures injured soldiers.

Most anglers will attest to the therapeutic benefits of fishing.  Whether a fisherman catches his limit or goes home empty handed, dropping in a line at his favorite fishing hole is usually more about fishing than it is catching fish.

Randleman Lake is one of those havens.  And, on a sunny Saturday in May, the 3,000-acre reservoir welcomed a fleet of colorful kayaks manned by fishermen more accustomed to rifles than rods, but more than ready for a little fishing therapy.

Thanks to Heroes on the Water, injured Iraq and Afghanistan war veterans left the past — and the land — behind for a day of paddling, casting and camaraderie.

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