I had the honor and privilege of guiding a great guy and Vietnam veteran Tony Seahorn this morning. Tony Seahorn and his wife Janet are the authors of Tears of a Warrior, a great book for veterans returning from deployment. Tony was in town for a seminar on PTSD (post-traumatic stress disorder) at the vet center and talking about his book.
Our trip started out from Bay Shore County Park knowing we had bad weather and rough conditions coming in. We knew we had limited time the forecast predicted the storm was going to get bad early into the morning.
I normally would have called off the trip, however, Tony had changed his plans to take the trip and was looking forward to it. The chance to meet and talk with this man was too valuable to pass up, as well. I knew we would be safe as long as I kept an eye on the sky.
Tony Seahorn is a truly likable man and we hit off conversation immediately. He is quite the outdoors-man and told me about his many adventures in his home state.
We worked the shallows along the shore not far from Bay Shore County Park. We did not want to get to far from the marina just in case bad weather kicked up. One walleye smack a lure but shortly came off.
We continued working the shore line and soon had another board go sliding back and it was fish on! Tony took control and slowly reeled in a nice eater size walleye to the waiting net. Tony was excited to have his first Green Bay walleye.
Just like expected the rain came down, lightly at first and then quite hard. The winds picked up soon after and we rode it out for a bit. It eventually became a safety factor and I had to make the reluctant call to end our trip early.
At the dock, after loading the boat and some quick pictures, Tony surprised me with a signed copy of his book. He is truly a great guy and spends a lot of his time helping veteran’s cope with PTSD. If you are a veteran dealing with PTSD pick up a copy of Tony Seahorn’s book, Tears of a Warrior. The book is a valuable tool for soldiers and their families, both my wife and I had previously read it when I came home from my tour of duty in Iraq.
It was truly an honor taking Tony out, talking with him and getting to know him. I look forward to getting him out again some time in better weather.
While we are talking about military service and sacrifice, we would like to let all of our military veterans and their families, past and current, know how much we appreciate the sacrifice they make on a daily basis.
We have been there and we know what it is like. It can be hard on a family or relationship, especially during and after a combat deployment. The deployment memories never really go away.
Spending a relaxing day fishing together as a couple or a family can help relieve some of that stress. Even strengthen the relationship.
To show our appreciation Fish’n Walleye Guide Service offers a 10% military discount to all military members, past and present. All we will need from you is to see a valid military ID card (veteran or active duty) or a DD214 with the service members name on it with an honorary discharge, as proof of service before the discount is given. The service member must be a member of the party in the boat for the discount to be valid. Discount will be given at the time proof of service is shown.
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