Fish On for Freedom, a great event for veterans.

June 26, 2015
Richard Williams of Gaylord, who served in the Navy from 1943-1946 during World War II shows the king he caught.

Richard Williams of Gaylord, who served in the Navy from 1943-1946 during World War II shows the king he caught.

 

By Rob Alway. Editor-in-Chief.

LUDINGTON — The inaugural Fish On for Freedom fishing tournament for veterans took place Thursday and it couldn’t have been much better. Some events are done OK and some are just fantastic. Organizers Brad Hackert, Adam Lamb, Adam Knudsen and Shawn Pomorski put together a class act event that included 57 veterans and 15 charter boats.

I was assigned to Therapy Too, owned by Capt. Jim Karr. Jim had help from Capt. Mark Williams and mate Tim Thompson. The veterans on board included Richard Williams of Gaylord, who served in the Navy from 1943-1946 during World War II; Glenn Schlukevir of Hart, who served in the Air Force during the Vietnam war from 1966 to 1970 and Al Stone of Ludington, who served in the Navy during the Vietnam war.

We didn’t catch a lot of fish nor did we catch a lot of big fish, but it really didn’t matter. Each of the guys said they had a great time and are looking forward to doing it again.

See our MCP Video Short for more images and comments from the participants.

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