It was October in south Mississippi, and the weekend was upon us. For some, it was probably no different than any other weekend. For others, however, it signaled the beginning of something we’d looked forward to all summer — hunting season!
What was supposed to be a great weekend hunting with friends came to an abrupt halt when the Soldier fell out of a deer stand and broke his arm.
During a recent trip to Acadia National Park in Maine, I learned a few valuable lessons: I am not as smart as I thought I was, and following established rules and policies protects me from harm.
I am a longtime water sports enthusiast and take safety very seriously. I have all the required boating safety equipment in accordance with the Tennessee Department of Wildlife Resources, plus a few extra items I have deemed necessary over the years.
After returning home from a year in Afghanistan, I couldn’t wait to take a nice, relaxing trip with family and friends.
Let me tell you a story as old as time itself. It’s the classic “head-meets-hard-surface.” End of story. Now let me present you another one — this time with a happy ending. It’s a story about how a simple decision saved my life.