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Old 11-23-2017, 09:19 AM   #1
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Default 3rd annual Sitka giveaway for active or retired veteran!!

Time really flies it seems. This is something I have stated looking forward to very much as the weather slowly gets colder and colder.

My grandfather was in the 99th infantry division in WW2. He fought in the Ardennes forest, spent the winter of 44-45 in a foxhole facing a barrage of artillery fire, and led one of the first groups of men across the bridge at remagen. He was the recipient of a bronze star and 2 Purple Hearts because of his bravery. He played a very important role in my life in showing me how humility comes before honor and how to live a Godly life.

He died 3 years ago after a long fight with dementia and failing health. He was a true example of a real man.

I spent and still spend quite a bit of time in the bush and when I would return to visit he would always say that "he's returned from the woods." He always loved hearing about my various adventures in guiding and mountaineering. He never truly had a bad day after the war because in his words, "well, no one was shooting at me so today wasn't so bad."

Because of this I got the idea to keep a military member warm for a hunt by giving them a Sitka jacket and a pair of wool socks. (Wool socks in a foxhole was gold to my grandpa and was the reason he was able to keep his feet healthy)

The rules are simple:

You can nominate yourself, friends on tbh or anyone who has served or is still active service

Winner is picked from a hat where all people nominated will have a name tag in

November 28 at the end of the day will be the cut off for entries

The Sitka jacket will be delivered in person to the winner!

Happy Thanksgiving and thank you to all of our service men and women!


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Old 11-23-2017, 09:35 AM   #2
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Great offer! Thanks for your generosity.
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Old 11-23-2017, 09:55 AM   #3
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That’s amazing! God bless you sir.
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Old 11-23-2017, 10:00 AM   #4
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Once again great and generous offer.
I'd like to nominate
Speedgoat
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Old 11-23-2017, 10:02 AM   #5
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I’ll put my name in the hat along with Chew and Blood Trail
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Old 11-23-2017, 11:15 AM   #6
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Jason--not gonna put my name in the hat as I have all I need, but thank you for this.
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Old 11-23-2017, 11:38 AM   #7
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Jason--not gonna put my name in the hat as I have all I need, but thank you for this.


It's my pleasure! Just glad to be able to do the little I can to show appreciation!!


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Old 11-23-2017, 06:33 PM   #8
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Evening bump


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Old 11-23-2017, 06:54 PM   #9
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I'd like to nominate iehooliganb11 and Froggy my First Cav Brother.
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Old 11-23-2017, 06:57 PM   #10
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Jason--not gonna put my name in the hat as I have all I need, but thank you for this.
While your humility is appreciated, I for one believe your nomination is greatly justified for what you did in country.

Many thanks.
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Old 11-23-2017, 07:00 PM   #11
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I would wear it with pride:

Doug Key
US Army 1969-1971
11 1/2 Months in CanTho Republic of VietNam

Thank you for such a generous offer.
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Old 11-23-2017, 07:13 PM   #12
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Nominating my childhood friend Josh Schwarzott who served in the Army for many years and took several tours overseas to fight. He is now a DV and no longer active duty. Here is a pic of his humvee he was driving, amazingly the. 50cal on top still worked after they flipped it back over.
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Old 11-23-2017, 07:38 PM   #13
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Awesome gesture!

Thank you!
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Old 11-23-2017, 07:48 PM   #14
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Outstanding gesture.
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Old 11-24-2017, 09:08 AM   #15
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Really Appreciate the offer

Killbirds
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Fort Sill, Ok.
OIF 03

My buddy Cody :CAB81

Thanks for the offer.


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Old 11-24-2017, 09:25 AM   #16
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My wife wanted me to tell you thank you again for the jacket she won. She's loves it. God bless you for what you do to honor your grandfather. Good luck to everyone who enters this contest. When you meet Jason shake his hand for me. He is a great guy.
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Old 11-24-2017, 10:07 AM   #17
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Really Appreciate the offer

Killbirds
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Fort Sill, Ok.
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My buddy Cody :CAB81

Thanks for the offer.


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Thanks buddy! Not everyone gets to know a true hero like yourself. Thanks for watching over all of us, even from afar.

Killbirds for sure gets my nomination.
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Old 11-24-2017, 10:33 AM   #18
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My wife wanted me to tell you thank you again for the jacket she won. She's loves it. God bless you for what you do to honor your grandfather. Good luck to everyone who enters this contest. When you meet Jason shake his hand for me. He is a great guy.


Very welcome and thank you sir!!


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Old 11-24-2017, 12:39 PM   #19
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Salute for the gesture! TBH always makes me proud of the support for Veterans

US Air Force
Desert Storm
Restore Hope
Uphold Democracy
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Old 11-24-2017, 12:55 PM   #20
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I would like to put my dad in the drawing. 31 years in and my grandfather with also 99th in ww2. Thanks
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Old 11-24-2017, 01:21 PM   #21
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Jason--not gonna put my name in the hat as I have all I need, but thank you for this.
I'd like to nominate Dusthoffer.
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Old 11-25-2017, 10:27 AM   #22
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Old 11-25-2017, 01:33 PM   #23
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Old 11-25-2017, 01:46 PM   #24
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Throw me in the hat on behalf of my little brother serving at Fort Campbell, KY
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Old 11-25-2017, 01:49 PM   #25
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And again for my BIL currently in S. Korea.

Thanks for an awesome gesture!
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Old 11-25-2017, 04:57 PM   #26
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I'd also like to nominate Sailor and 41Chevy. Both outstanding service men who served their country proudly.
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Old 11-25-2017, 09:47 PM   #27
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Old 11-26-2017, 09:13 AM   #28
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Old 11-26-2017, 09:39 AM   #29
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Bump for my retired Navy Granger Ranger bro, TxNavyChief, David.

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Old 11-26-2017, 10:01 AM   #30
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I am an Army veteran '70-'71 with the 1st Infantry Div.

I just want to let you know how wonderful it is to see people care about our veterans, as they deserve. In the past it wasn't always the case. It is easy to see you are a great American and had a Great Grandfather.

I am thankful that I have all I need today, so I am not nominating myself.

Thank you again for doing this.
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Old 11-26-2017, 01:03 PM   #31
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Old 11-26-2017, 02:40 PM   #32
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God bless you and your grandfather sir. Very nice gesture for sure.

I’d like to nominate my son Horn Hunter.
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Old 11-26-2017, 03:50 PM   #33
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I would like to nominate my buddy fargus.

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Old 11-26-2017, 06:27 PM   #34
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I'd like to nominate riverpig, disabled veteran. Thanks.

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Old 11-26-2017, 07:03 PM   #35
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Mossman500, thanks for the chance!
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Old 11-26-2017, 07:36 PM   #36
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I will put my name in along with Sweets Patak, thanks for the offer.
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Old 11-26-2017, 07:59 PM   #37
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Great gesture!!! Sent you a pm.
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Old 11-27-2017, 07:46 AM   #38
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Old 11-27-2017, 07:56 AM   #39
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I'd like to nominate coop.
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Old 11-27-2017, 10:58 AM   #40
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Old 11-27-2017, 11:11 AM   #41
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Old 11-27-2017, 11:16 AM   #42
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Put Uncle Saggy's name in the hat.
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Old 11-27-2017, 04:08 PM   #43
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Old 11-27-2017, 05:57 PM   #44
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I'll jump in on this.
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Old 11-27-2017, 06:06 PM   #45
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Throw me in the hat. Thanks sir
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Old 11-27-2017, 06:11 PM   #46
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Put my name in sir.
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Old 11-27-2017, 08:52 PM   #47
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Old 11-28-2017, 10:24 AM   #48
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Morning bump. This ends tonight at midnight so y'all get some names in today!!


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Old 11-28-2017, 10:35 AM   #49
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Can throw me in there as well please sir! This is a great thing you're doing here!! Thank you!
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Old 11-28-2017, 10:47 AM   #50
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Count me in, please! Thanks!
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