In the video above you can watch eight inspiring minutes of the 2018 Lt. Paul Silber Awardee Justin Patterson.

From a story published on the Hunting Insider website:

“With the Lt. Paul Silber Award, Trinity Oaks’ hope is to give recognition to Purple Heart veterans who continue to serve their community after their return from combat. The goal is to bring inspiration to our veterans that there is meaning and success after returning from combat,” explains Executive Director Britt Longoria.


The Lt. Paul Silber Award is named after a dedicated soldier who overcame the limitations resulting from combat wounds to have a meaningful, rewarding life after war. This year’s recipient is Justin Patterson.

You can read the entire Hunting Insider story here.

We need to be shown more stories like this one. Great humans doing good things to help other people.

I was impressed by Justin the minute I met him. Sometimes when you meet people it feels like you have known them forever, and you know instantly you will continue to stay in touch on the journey of life.

I first met Justin Patterson at Wind River Ranch in Colorado, and I hate to admit it, but his beard was much more impressive than mine. We met during one of Wind River Ranch's Healing Warriors weeks.

If you are a Veteran or have someone in your life who is, I highly recommend checking out the Healing Warriors Page here.  

Justin has a tradition he likes to uphold where he lifts people in the air for a picture, and I couldn't say no.

Wind River Ranch
Healing Warriors Week at Wind River Ranch

Trinity Oaks uses hunting, fishing, and outdoor activities to give back, and make a difference in the lives of others.

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