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I went scouting last weekend here for when I take my daughter out next month deer hunting. I was looking for this guy (picture on the right).Nice rack We think we spotted him in the neighboring field when we left. He looks nice. We also saw a couple of smaller bucks and a couple of does and lots of sign. This is my daughter’s first deer hunting trip. Hopefully she’ll do better than I did back in September. It would be awesome if she can get a shot off at that big boy.

Keith and the crew are getting ready to head out for pheasant opening day. I’m going to miss this year, I have a wedding to go to. An old friend of mine is getting married. And of course, all reports say this is likely to be one of the best years for pheasant in a long time. Of course if is. I’m thinking about NOT buying my buddy a wedding present. Good luck to the crew and all the hunters hitting the fields this weekend. May your shots be true.

And I thought I’d also give an update on Sgt. Blank. He’s finally back in the States. He made it to Bethesda and is in the Naval hospital there. He’s still far from being out of the woods yet, so keep him in your prayers. He’s going through lots of surgeries still. And keep his family in your prayers and thoughts also. There’s a lot on their shoulders.

So keep your powder dry and for those going out this weekend, drop by and give us an update when you get back.

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For Marine Sgt. Jonathon Blank

I know its been said many times, but the men and women of our armed services don’t get nearly enough credit for their sacrifice. I’ve known quite a few who’ve given their service to this country. My fellow blogger Keith did his time in Airborne back in the late 80’s. But let me tell you about a friend of mine who has paid a great sacrifice for his country, for you and I.

Marine Sgt. Jonathon Blank, who I’ve recently became acquainted with, lost his legs to an IED last week while on patrol in Afghanistan. Right now, he’s in England while the doctors try to stabilize him enough to bring him back to the states.

My oldest daughter dates his twin Linden, who did two tours in Iraq himself. Consequently, we have become good friends with the family. Nothing feels so helpless as when good friends are in a crisis and there’s nothing one can do to change it. I don’t like being in that place.

If anyone feels inclined and would like to help out, a fund has been established in their hometown of Augusta at the Augusta White Eagle Credit Union, 2830 Ohio Street, Augusta, KS 670100-2361. I know the Blanks could certainly use your prayers right now also as they wait in Maryland for their son, their brother, to return.

You can read more about it here also:
http://www.kake.com/home/headlines/Kansas_Marine_Recovering_From_Critical_Injuries_106155923.html
http://www.augustagazette.com/homepage/x2115306943/Marine-Legion-Auxiliary-inviting-donations
http://www.kansas.com/2010/10/29/1563778/family-of-wounded-kan-marine-touched.html

Update 11/2/2010

Here’s another article from the local paper, The Wichita Eagle, “Flight to U.S. hospital delayed for badly hurt Marine

The list 2 places that are taking donations:

  • Care of Jonathan Blank Family, White Eagle Credit Union, 2830 Ohio St., Augusta, 67210.
  • Care of Jim Schoen, vice president, Southwest National Bank north branch, 2150 N. Woodrow, Wichita, 67203.

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