Active Army from 2005 to 2014, 8yrs 11months
MOS- 12B Combat Engineer
Deployed to Iraq in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom 2007-2008 and 2009-2010
Deployed to Afghanistan in support of Operation Enduring freedom 2012-2013
I saw a post on another veteran site about a guy training hunting dogs for veterans. I had just started waterfowl hunting and came to love it right away. So sent Terry a message that I was interested and became one of the lucky ones to receive Vader on January 9th, 2019. He instantly became part of the family. Not a day goes by that he is not excited to practice retrieving or getting his belly rubbed, it is a toss-up on which is his favorite! He loves my wife more than me now and is always playing with our girls. I love the excitement he has at 3 am when we get to head out to the blind. His natural desire to retrieve along with Terry's remarkable training have hunted a 100 times more joyous for me. I can't thank Terry and everyone at Retrievers for Warriors Enough for the work they have done and are doing!
Currently live in Wichita, KS with my wife Elizabeth and our two daughters Karlie,9, and Madelyn,5
Was born in Shreveport, LA but split time between there and Harrisburg, PA growing up.