Audie Rock Murphy

Audie Rock Murphy

I was born on June 23, 1956 at Fort Benning, Georgia. I am the 4th born of 8 children, 3rd son of five. My father, US Army, SFC Dan Beverly Murphy (deceased) was in the 3rd Infantry Division in WWII and the Big Red One in Vietnam. His brother K...

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Brad Alexander

Brad Alexander

While recovering from my wounds received in Iraq, I often thought of my days as a kid with my dad in the fields and woods of W. Kentucky. I truly believe the desire to return to my hobby/vice/passion was a major contributor to my recovery proce...

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Brad Smith

Brad Smith

Brad Smith was born June 29, 1971. On June 30, 1971, the day he was released from the hospital, his father took him to Mound City, Missouri to his duck blind and sat there with him a while. That’s how Brad was introduced to duck hunting a...

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Brian Eisch

Brian Eisch

Master Sergeant Brian Eisch joined the Army in 1992 as an infantryman. Was in the delayed entry program with the Wisconsin National guard until early 1994 while still in high School. Served as a RTO/Scout/Senior Scout in the III Corps Long Rang...

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Brian Roderick

Brian Roderick

Brian was raised in Easton, Missouri, where he currently resides with his wife Jennifer and two children.   Brian works at the United States Penitentiary in Leavenworth, Kansas as a case manager.  Brian began going hunting when h...

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Bryan J. Gray

Bryan J. Gray

Bryan served 12 years in the U.S. Army, as his plans for 20+ years was cut short after an IED blast in January 2006 while serving in Iraq.   Having been raised in southwest Ohio, he and his family chose northern Cincinnati as home as ...

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Charles Pannell

Charles Pannell

My Name is SSG Charles Pannell I recently medically retired from the army after serving 12 yrs. I am married to my wife Bethany and have a beautiful 5 year old daughter named MaKynna.  I was born and raised in Anderson, SC. 

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Chris and Brenda Diesing

Chris and Brenda Diesing

Chris is from Butler, WI. Being from a suburb of Milwaukee, he longed for spending time outdoors up north with his uncles and has many trophies on his wall to show his successful adventures with them.

At the age of 17, he got ready t...

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Chris Doggett

Chris Doggett

MSgt Chris Doggett joined the United States Air Force in Oct 1992 and is currently still serving on active duty. He has supported multiple tours in numerous Operations: Hungary, Saudi Arabia(2), Italy, and Iraq(2). His primary AFSC/MOS was in C...

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Chris Migliaro

Chris Migliaro

I was born and raised in the great state of Connecticut.  I joined the service in 2002 when I entered the United States Military Academy at West Point and began the journey of my life.  Upon graduation I was commissioned as a 2LT in t...

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Daniel Doll

Daniel Doll

My name is Daniel Doll and I retired from the Ohio Army National Guard as a Major with over 20 Years of Service. I served tours for Operation Enduring Freedom and one tour in Iraq for Operation Iraqi Freedom. When I was in Iraq, I hoped that so...

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David Evetts

David Evetts

David Evetts is a native Texan and proud San Antonian. He enjoys fishing along the Texas Gulf Coast and hunting in South and Central Texas. David served 6 years in the U.S. Army as a Field Artillery officer in the 1st Infantry Division and the ...

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David Studenka

David Studenka

My name is David Studenka and I was born and raised in Cincinnati OH. I am the proud father of 3 boys. Twins Jacob and Cole are 4 years old and Benjamin is 6. I am married to Jennifer my wife of 10 years who I am so grateful to have in my life. ...

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Dennis Reynolds

Dennis Reynolds

Dennis Reynolds was born in Wallingford Vermont and having had both parents as avid hunting/fishing role models he learned to appreciate the woods at a young age. As a husband to his wife Shelley Cohen (also a WWIAF associate), he now resides i...

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Derek Duplisea

Derek Duplisea

Derek was born in Salt Lake City, Utah in 1971 and soon after moved with his family to Fredericton, New Brunswick, Canada. Derek graduated from Fredericton High School in 1990 and served in the Canadian Armed Forces Reserves from 1989 to 1993 a...

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Derek VanBuren

Derek VanBuren

Senior Associate

I (SSG Derek VanBuren) was born and raised in the small rural town of Skanee in Michigans beautiful Upper Peninsula on February 6th, 1980. Over the years I learned about the outdoors from my father, grandfath...

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Dixon M. Gunther

Dixon M. Gunther

Senior Associate

Dixon M. Gunther is a retired United States Army Colonel, who culminated his 25 year career as an Infantry officer in JUL 2012. Dixon is a decorated combat veteran whose assignments included service in the 1st Cavalry D...

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Doug Alderton

Doug Alderton

Doug Alderton was born and raised in Rhinelander WI. He found a true love and passion in bow hunting and fishing at an early age. He joined the Army after school and in 2008/2009 was deployed with the 951st Sapper Company to Afghanis...

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Doug Pflugradt

Doug Pflugradt

Doug grew up as the youngest of seven children on a farm just outside of Weston, Missouri.  He spent a lot of time working in the tobacco fields alongside his father.  In his spare time, Doug enjoyed hunting and fishing.  At the ...

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Duane Wallace

Duane Wallace

Duane Wallace was born in 1963, at Dewitt Army Hospital in Ft. Belvoir, VA while his father was in the Army. He moved to Florida when he was less than 1 year old and currently resides in Jacksonville, FL with his wife and 4 children.

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Ed Reed

Ed Reed

After serving in the US Army and retiring at the rank of Colonel after 28 years of service with many decorations, including a Purple Heart, he joined the civilian work force but continued to serve others. He started as a Program Manager for the...

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Emil Walsh

Emil Walsh

SFC (Retired), Emil Walsh was severely injured in Iraq in 2007. "I did not believe it was possible to hunt and fish again But through self-determination, family support (my wife Devon, two sons Justice and Leo), John McDaniel and Darrel Gray...

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Eric Engquist

Eric Engquist

Eric Engquist served our country in the Army as an Infantry Officer, assigned to units both within the U.S. and overseas, including deployments to Kosovo and Iraq. He is now Executive Director of USAA’s Military Transitions programs where...

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Gabriel Fierros

Gabriel Fierros

Senior Associate

My name is Gabriel Fierros and I was born and raised in Marengo, a small town in northern Illinois. I joined the Army in June 1998, right after my high school graduation. I was medically retired in May 2009. I am marrie...

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Greg Hughes

Greg Hughes

My name is Greg Hughes, I was born and raised in Columbus,OH. I attended Whetstone High School and went to school for two years for residential electrician. After graduating in 2002, I joined the Marine Corps the following year, and decided to ...

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Jacob Whipkey

Jacob Whipkey

Senior Associate

Jake Whipkey, served 5 years in the U.S. Army, 101st ABN division, stationed at Fort Campbell Kentucky. He was awarded the Purple Heart Medal for wounds he received while serving his second tour in support of Operation Ira...

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James Merrow

James Merrow I was born Oct 7, 1971 in Saint Joseph, Missouri but moved around a lot because my father was in the Navy. When he retired we moved back to the Saint Joseph area where we have lived ever since. I was introduced to hunting at the age of 14 by my fa...

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Jason Johns

Jason Johns

Jason Johns is an avid outdoorsmen who has been fishing since he was 3 years old, and hunting since he was old enough to get his Hunter’s Safety certification at the young age of 12.

Jason served in the WI Army National Guard a...

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Jason Raines

Jason Raines

I grew up enjoying the outdoors of western Washington State. I joined the Marine Corps Nov 1989 and was assigned to Dragon's Platoon, Wpns Co. 2nd Bn, 5th Marines.

After getting married, I left the Marine Corps after my first enlistment t...

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Jeremy Lake

Jeremy Lake My name is Jeremy Lake, I was born and raised in York PA. I joined the Untied States Marine Corps in 2004 right out of high school. I went to Boot camp in South Carolina Parris Island. After completing Basic I went to the School of Infantry in Nor...

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Jeremy Smith

Jeremy Smith

I served 3 years in the U.S. Army with the 101st Airborne Division. In 2006 I was injured by mortar shrapnel in Baghdad, Iraq. I was awarded the Purple Heart and Combat Action Badge. After several surgeries and months of physical therapy, I was...

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Joe Kallay

Joe Kallay

Growing up in a small town along the shores of Lake Erie, faith, hard work and the power of the outdoors got me to where I am today. 

While growing up, I enjoyed the hills and streams of western Pennsylvania where I spent many m...

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John Knight

John Knight

I was born and raised on a small family farm in west Michigan. Growing up if I wasn't hunting or fishing then I was working on the farm. Deer hunting has always been in my blood, it's not just hunting to me, it's a lifestyle. If it&...

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John Nolander

John Nolander

I was raised in Northern Idaho where hunting and fishing was a way of life. After high school, I was off to see the world when I enlisted in the Air Force. I served for 22 years as enlisted a linguist, (Russian, Thai, and Vietnamese) assignment...

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Josh Huber

Josh Huber

Joshua Huber was born in Mandan, North Dakota on September, 1st, 1988.  After spending the first year of his life in North Dakota, his father received a job in Sheboygan, Wisconsin, and moved his family to Wisconsin.  Josh and his fam...

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Joshua Krueger

Joshua Krueger

Senior Associate

Staff Sergeant Joshua Krueger was born and raised in Milwaukee Wisconsin. After graduating high school in 1997 he enlisted into the United States Marine Corps where he attended basic training in San Diego California. Af...

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Kelsey Smith

Kelsey Smith

Kelsey was born in Emporia, Kansas in 1985 but claims Nevada, Missouri as his hometown as he moved there when he was 9. Kelsey left for Marine Corps recruit training in San Diego, CA just one week after turning 18 in ...

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Kyle Evans

Kyle Evans

Kyle was born in St. Joseph, MO and still lives there with his wife Cari and two children. At the age of 6 Kyle began following his father into the outdoors, chasing everything from pheasants and quail to mushrooms. This was the foundation to w...

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Lance Cornelius

Lance Cornelius

Lance was born and raised in Easton, Missouri and spent most of his life helping his parents on the family dairy farm.  His dad introduced him to hunting at the age of five, and he was hooked from then on.  During the fall you can fin...

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Larry Fielder

Larry Fielder

I was born, raised and still reside just outside of Cleveland, Ohio.  Growing up on the shores of Lake Erie, and still living within a few miles of it, I have spent countless hours on this great lake.  I enjoy Lake Erie and the many t...

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Lyle (Scott) Spurgeon

Lyle (Scott) Spurgeon

I have long realized the therapeutic nature of God's creation having grown up in Northern Wisconsin where the forests, lakes, and streams were right out my back door, and fishing and hunting is a way of life. On 01 Oct 2009, during a de...

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Mark Broda

Mark Broda

Senior Associate

I was born in NW Indiana and grew up loving the outdoors, fishing and hunting.  Working on my grandfather’s farm in the Shawnee National Forest (S. IL) during the summers provided me an opportunity to truly a...

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Mary Lou Reisdorf

Mary Lou Reisdorf

I was born in Cattaraugus, NY. I received my Bachelor’s Degree in Elementary Education from Salem Collage and a Masters equivalent from Fredonia State University. I retired in 2001 with 35 years of teaching experience in Maryland, Japan, ...

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Matt Tennessen

Matt Tennessen

Senior Associate

Matt served in Afghanistan with the 951st Sapper Company, 3rd Platoon, RCP 6 from November 2008 until November 2009. The 951st is a National Guard unit with ar...

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Michael Davenport

Michael Davenport

Michael was born and raised in Bennington, Vermont which is where he still resides today with his family. Michael was introduced to hunting and fishing at a very early age by his father, grandfather and uncle. Over the years Michael’s passio...

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Nick Fox

Nick Fox

Nick Fox retired from United States Marine Corps in 2015 after 20+years of service. An infantryman by trade, he had the privilege to serve in infantry units, from the rank of Private First Class to First Sergeant, within 1st, 2nd and 3d Marine ...

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Nick Schoon

Nick Schoon

Nick Schoon grew up in Highland, Indiana with "the best family and friends you could ever have." Some of his fondest memories are of the great times he spent in the outdoors with them. He enlisted in the&...

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Robert Leonard

Robert Leonard

Sergeant Robert Leonard was born in Roswell, New Mexico in September of 1983. Robert went to school K-12 there and graduated from Goddard High School in the spring of 2002. After graduation he went to work as a fence hand in ...

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Robin Vold

Robin Vold

Robin was born and raised in Phelps, Wisconsin where he lives today with his wife Debbie. They have three children Russell, Debbie Jo and Richard and also have five grandchildren.

Robin worked as an equipment operator in the logging ...

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Scott Lyles

Scott Lyles

Scott Lyles was born and raised in Helotes, Texas. Along with his two older brothers and dad, every weekend of deer season was spent chasing whitetail deer on their ranch in Ozona, Texas. Each of the brothers began hunting before they could wal...

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Scott Malcom

Scott Malcom

Scott Malcom, a product of an Army family, hails from Austin, Texas. He recently retired from the Army and joined Wounded Warriors in Action in January, 2013. Highlights from his military career include flying the OH58-D Advanced Scout Helicopt...

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Shelley Cohen

Shelley Cohen

Shelley Cohen has been a nurse for almost 40 years of which most of her practice has been in the emergency department setting. After more than 20 years of providing programs to foster children in the state of Tennessee, she and her husband Denn...

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Steve Burch

Steve Burch

Steve Burch was born April 18, 1969, in Nashville, Tennessee, where he still lives today. He married his wife Christy in 1991, and together they have a fourteen year old daughter. He began hunting around age sixteen and loves anything to do wit...

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Steve Fielder

Steve Fielder

I was born and raised in North East Ohio, where I still live today with my wife Tammy, who I stole from Southern California 35 years ago. We have two children, a daughter Jamie and a son Steven, and two grandsons, Evan and Rayne, (both love to ...

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Steve Wolk

Steve Wolk

Steve Wolk was born and raised on a farm near Festus, MO. After high school, he attended college and also earned his EMT / Paramedic license at age of 19 while also volunteering with the local fire department. He then worked as a Captain with a...

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Tim Lawrence

Tim Lawrence

Tim was born and raised in Roseville, California, where he currently resides with his wife Christine and three children. Tim was involved in athletics while in high school where he played baseball, football, and was also on the high school Rode...

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Tim Spence

Tim Spence

Senior Associate

Since being severely wounded in Iraq on 6 APR 2008, one day before my 30th birthday, I have had several key motivators in my recovery. The first motivator was my wife and son. Knowing that many of my comrades didn't...

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Todd Bohm

Todd Bohm

Todd Bohm is a life long educator who has been a principal at his hometown school - DC Everest Senior High School for the past 15 years. He is a licensed Wisconsin fishing and hunting guide specializing in walleye and musky fishing, waterfowl h...

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Tom Schenk

Tom Schenk

Tom Schenk was born in St Paul MN in 1971 where he attended Woodbury High School. Tom served in C Company, 3rd Battalion, 75th Ranger Regiment, 3rd Platoon, in the weapons squad. Tom currently lives in Holcombe, WI where he runs a tavern (Old B...

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Travis Peace

Travis Peace

Travis Peace is a 5th generation Texan born and raised in San Antonio.  He grew up fishing on the Texas Gulf Coast, bird hunting in South Texas and (poorly) hunting whitetails in the Texas Hill Country and West Texas.  Travis served f...

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Tyson Scott

Tyson Scott

Tyson Scott joined the United States Marine Corps in July of 2003 and served just under 10 years. As a Staff Sergeant Scott held various postitions at Camp Pendleton, California, as well as a recruiting duty tour in south Houston until late 201...

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Victor Dominguez

Victor Dominguez

Staff Sergeant (Retired) Victor Dominguez was born in Puerto Rico and raised in Miami, Florida. Vic enlisted in the Army 4 days after graduating from high school. According to Vic, - It's what I wanted to do since I wa...

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Walter Greene-Morse

Walter Greene-Morse

Walter Morse served in the Army as a Cavalry Scout from July 1991 to July 2012, He has Deployed to Panama, Bosnia and Iraq .  His last deployment was to South East Bagdad, Iraq with 3 Squadron 61 Cavalry Regiment (RSTA) OIF 06-08 .  O...

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