Henry Repeating Arms Honors Heroes with Special Edition Rifles

Charlie Daniels holding up a special edition Henry lever-action rifle

Some very special guests received a standing ovation half way through The Charlie Daniels Band’s set during the 40th Anniversary Volunteer Jam and it wasn’t the surprise appearance of Lynyrd Skynard, but four war veterans being honored for their service.

Four war heroes were given a standing ovation for their service after being presented with Henry Lever Repeating Rifles Military Service Tribute models at the 40th Anniversary Volunteer Jam organized by The Charlie Daniels Band.
Four war heroes were presented with special edition Henry Lever Repeating Rifles at The Charlie Daniels Band 40th Anniversary Volunteer Jam.

War veterans Jack ten Napel, Sam Schoenheit, Ryan Weaver and Scott Schroeder were invited on stage to be presented with special edition Henry Military Service Tribute rifles. Anthony Imperato, President of Henry Repeating Arms presenting the rifles, said, “We at Henry Repeating Arms are forever indebted to those who have served our country. Although we can never repay these men and women for what they’ve done for us, these rifles and our donation are a small token of our gratitude.” Charlie Daniels annual Volunteer Jam raises money for his non-profit organization The Journey Home Project that helps military service members and their families connect with veterans’ organizations that help in health care, education and career needs. Henry Repeating Arms is the lead sponsor of the Jam and donated $200,000. Profits from tickets sales raised over $300,000 for The Journey Home Project and The Predators Foundation.

The lever-action Military Service Tribute rifle is chambered in .22 caliber, has ornate engravings on the receiver, 24-karat gold plating and a laser-etched walnut stock.

The presentation was made part by Henry’s Guns For Great Causes Program—a program that allows Henry Repeating Arms to give back to the community, as well as fight against the negative stereotype the media portrays of the firearms industry. The Guns For Great Causes Program not only gives rifles in tribute, but also donates money to various charities.

Those prior service members honored on August 12, 2015 were: Jack ten Napel, a 95-year old World War II USMC vet, Bronze Star and Purple Heart recipient Scott Schroeder who lost his legs after his vehicle was blown up by an IED in Afghanistan, Sam Schoenheith, Marine Corps vet who was shot in the head, and Ryan Weaver who served in the Army as a Black Hawk helicopter pilot.

Charlie Daniels was also presented with a custom Henry lever-action rifle that has the Volunteer Jam logo on it and a “Presented to Charlie Daniels-Thank you for your patriotism and all that you do for our veterans” inscription.


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Comments (8)

  1. Makes me proud to be an American! As for the comments on the caliber of the Henry’s, some people wouldn’t be happy if you hung them with a new rope.

  2. Veterans that served in combat on support units get little enough recognition. Hooray for Charlie Daniels and for Henry Rifles. Speaking as a veteran that served in a support unit, but was under enemy fire every time I left the company compound and sometimes even in company, anything that honors these and all Vets, is wonderful.
    Vector 16. True a .22 isn’t a big game rifle, but these awarded Henrys will probably never be fired, any way. They will probably be hung for all to see and lovingly taken care of, not stuffed in a gun safe ‘to die’.

    1. The first thing I did with my Grandfathers 16ga after he past was get the gun operational again. He was a Lt. General. He would have rolled over in his grave if he thought I would have just hung it on my wall..
      ALL guns are meant to be used and operated especially a Henry Rifle.

  3. Give them anything other than a .22. Even if you find ammo if you keep it too long it won’t shoot. Thank you Obamination! Better check your powders as well!
    Thank God for our service men and women! Thank you for all you do!

  4. That’s great and God bless the vets past present and future. Henry rifles are badass. On the other hand of this, A 22 cal? Really? That would go home with me and it would die in the safe. Just like the other 22 rifle I bought. If you are going to give a gun to somebody that risked their ass for your freedom, giv’em a 30-30 or a .45 rifle, something that they can use for more than shooting flies while they are watching TV. I am glad that they enjoyed the free gun and the ceremony.

    1. The story brought tears to my eyes. I called my wife into my home office to see the picture of Charlie and the Henry.. She is a Henry fan and has a Texas size gun cabinet full of then up here at the ranch area.
      Attitudes have changed over the years. I remember when I returned home from my 4th time in Viet Nam, the bus was pelted.garbage and We were called “Baby killers.” We now get hand shakes and pats on the back. *** A return Thanks to all Americans!!!!

    2. What’s wrong with a .22? I shoot one almost every day, whether it’s varmints or just plain old shooting. We’re starting to see .22 ammo in stock again so use it and practice.

    3. 22s area waste. If you are going to shoot a 22 then go get a Gamo 22 pellet gun. You’ll save more money and can shoot it anywhere. If I was going for varmit or yotes I would be doing it with a 223 it a pistol.

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