As a 1SG here on Rich. I want to thank all you for what you are doing. I have already received one email (Thanks Chuck) in regards to taking Soldiers fishing. I spoke with Bill (MWR BOSS Advisor with contacts) and seems RMILLER(thanks Ron) is the only one he has dealt with. I have taken this upon myself to assist Bill in getting more Soldiers out there on the water. I have numerous contacts through the BOSS program here on Rich and have immediate access to over 700 in my BN alone. With the help of Bill, we have access to over 3k. If any of you are looking to take some of these great Paratroopers, just let me know. I can round up more than you can handle. Trust me on that...I think the problem with the forum and getting Soldiers to go is the communication link with the outside community and the BOSS program. Hopefully I can alleviate this and help by bringing you guys closer to them. I understand hunting season is approaching us and is underway in many areas, but there are a few of us that are still playing tug-a-war with the fact of catching more before it ends. If you can help or want to get a Soldier out there for a last minute HOORAH! Then hook them up!
Send me a PM on how many seats you got, dates, time to report and phone number. I will call you with names and link the soldiers up with you so you can arrange any details that need to be covered.
If you are a license fishing guide or charter, then we need to bring one more guy into the loop and this is not an issue.
Warrior Transition Unit
WTU is another story. My fishing partner as well as Bill provide a direct link to the WTU unit. The 1SG over there is a close friend of mine as well. All it takes is a phone call from me and we can set this up for anyone. I will let you know that there are some Soldiers over there that are at 99.9% willing and able, along with many who have limitations but the right attitude to do what needs to be done. Prior coordination can be done to accommodate these Soldiers and their limitations.
Continue doing what all of you are doing. We appreciate the support....You just donít see this kind of support these days...seems everyone would love to forget we still have Soldiers deploying in support of the fight.