Honoring Our Veterans

I was fortunate to spend a day fishing with veterans of the Iraq Wars yesterday.  They are part of the Honoring Our Veterans group that is visiting Jackson Hole currently.  These guys were all injured in combat and have fulfilled their service to our country.  Most have endured multiple surgeries over the past years and are piecing their lives back together.  Despite all of that, they were the most upbeat crew I’ve fished with all summer! We spent the day at the Jackson Fork Lodge near Bondurant, WY learning to cast a fly and then fishing their lake for cutthroat.  After a quick lesson on the lodge’s lawn, we moved to the lake and caught some nice fish! It was truly an honor to fish with these Vets and I look forward to doing it again next year. Thanks to Sandra Bockman of the Jackson Hole Chamber, Nick Strelchuk of Reel Life Recoveries, and Becky Lucina of the Jackson Fork Lodge for making this special day happen.

Sgt. Morris Williams Sr. and his first cutthroat trout.

 

Sgt. Chris Middleton holds a pig!

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