1034 – Wyoming Vietnam Vet Dan Currah stepped forward

Jerral Brasher, a U.S. Army veteran who fought in the Vietnam War and is legally blind, stands in the rising sun, as his hunting party, Hunting with Heroes, loads up their Jeep at the Warren Livestock Ranch in Laramie County. The Hunting with Heroes organization is a nonprofit that gives veterans orchestrated hunting and fishing trips in Wyoming. Veterans part of this trip came from as far away as Arkansas. Jacob Byk/Wyoming Tribune Eagle

In episode 1034 of the Vietnam Veteran News Podcast a special program in Wyoming for special veterans will be highlighted. Hunting with Heroes was set up in 2013 by two Army veterans. One was Dan Currah, a Vietnam Veteran who served in country in 1968-1969. He has been a hunter for 50 years. The other was Colton Sasser a Wyoming native and US Army veteran, wounded in action in Afghanistan in 2012. He has been hunting for 10 years. They believe that getting veterans together to shoot big game is one of the best ways to build friendships and ease lingering pains.

Their Hunting with Heroes program was covered in a story in the Wyoming Tribune Eagle titled: Shooting Blind: Weekend hunting brings disabled veterans together by Austin Huguelet, a writer for the Wyoming Tribune Eagle.

Huguelet described how blind Vietnam Veteran Jerral Brasher with the help of his friend and fellow Vietnam Vet Gordon Benton bagged a pronghorn antelope on a plain in Wyoming. The two were taking part in the Casper-based Hunting with Heroes nonprofit program that gives more than 100 disabled veterans from across Wyoming and the country the chance to hunt each year in the Cowboy State.

In addition to a weekend highlight of big game hunting the veterans are treated to a western dinner each night and will go fishing with the Cheyenne chapter of Project Healing Water Fly Fishing.

The Hunting with Heroes and Healing Water Fly Fishing projects should be highly commended for the work they do for our veterans and they should be fully supported by a grateful nation.

CLICK HERE for instant access to the Hunting with Heroes website and discover how to apply for a hunting trip or help out with a financial donation or land use offer.

CLICK HERE  for more information about Project Healing Waters Fly Fishing, Inc., which is dedicated to the physical and emotional rehabilitation of disabled active military service personnel and disabled veterans through fly fishing and associated activities.

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