Alaska Fishing Trip with Send-A-Vet Foundation
I am a U.S. Army retiree with over 22 years of service with disabilities. I have a true love for fishing, hunting and the outdoors. I was lucky enough to find the great organization Send-A-Vet. They gave me a once in a life time opportunity to go to Alaska on a Halibut fishing trip. I was select with five others disabled vets to go to Rocky Point Resort in Petersburg, AK. This foundation paid for our airfare and The Resort donated the charter, food, lodging, and fish packing. This trip had Little or no expense to the veterans. I experience things that you only see on TV like glaciers, turquoise glacier waters, otters, killer whales, dolphins, huge halibut, and scenery that no words can describe.
This trip also gave me something I had been missing, camaraderie. After many leave the service, we will never connect with people of this mind set. It was sure nice to be with people with similar experiences and talk about them. Not very many people in the world we can connect to like other service members even from different branches service.
Rudy S. K.
SFC, USA RETIRED