82 GCL Brown
Thanks, WWIA for the great pheasant hunt in South Dakota. I have experienced a few outings like this and often find it hard to fully express what it means to me. My first thoughts are, great I get to go hunting. Excitement grows weekly waiting for the day of departure.
Once I got to the designated location, I found my thoughts drifting from the excitement of hunting to the emotion of camaraderie I feel surrounded by awesome veterans. I ended up enjoying the stories about service, families, and work as much or more than the hunting experience itself. Being a Vietnam vet, I appreciated being made to feel included. Grand Ciel Lodge was wonderful. Brad and Julie are so giving and really made us feel like family. The accommodations are second to none and the food was great. The guides and dogs really put us on lots of birds. All in all, I came away feeling so appreciated and relaxed.
G. Brown, US Army
Purple Heart Recipient