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Putting it on the line

S.W. Colo. part of national effort to pay back wounded vets
After injuring his back, shoulder and head in Iraq in 2009, it was a while before J.D. Bowser smiled much. During an Operation Second Chance outing Aug. 15 along the Pine River, he smiled plenty. Guide Duke Quinn offers advice to the military veteran.
The reward for diligence: a small trout. Military veteran J.D. Bowser landed this one during an Operation Second Chance fly-fishing outing Aug. 15.
Eric Moriarty lost most of his leg after a parachute accident at Fort Bragg several years ago. The 12-year military veteran fully enjoyed his day on the river Aug. 15 during a fly-fishing outing through the Operation Second Chance program.
Sissy the cat joins the fly-fishing lesson during an Operation Second Chance outing along the Pine River.
Marine veteran Jonathan Fehrenback tries his luck at luring a cat, Sissy, before taking to the Pine River during an Operation Second Chance outing.
Fly-fishing might mean getting a hook stuck in the finger, but it beats being in the hospital. Four wounded military veterans and their spouses came to Southwest Colorado earlier this month to get a taste of the good life through the Maryland-based Operation Second Chance program.
The Pine River gives Eric Moriarty, a 12-year Army veteran, and volunteer Ron Hoenninger a beautiful spot to try to catch fish during an Operation Second Chance outing along the Pine River.
Fly-fishing was one of several activities that wounded military veterans enjoyed earlier this month under a program set up by locals under the auspices of Operation Second Chance. Guide Duke Quinn gives pointers.
Fly-fishing guide Duke Quinn gives military veteran J.D. Bowser some tips during an outing sponsored by a group of Southwest Coloradans and Maryland-based Operation Second Chance.
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To contact the local organization, email osc.thedurangoadventure@gmail.com or call Susie Fisher at (970) 769-2610.
For information on the national Operation Second Chance program, visit www.operationsecondchance.org.

Putting it on the line

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After injuring his back, shoulder and head in Iraq in 2009, it was a while before J.D. Bowser smiled much. During an Operation Second Chance outing Aug. 15 along the Pine River, he smiled plenty. Guide Duke Quinn offers advice to the military veteran.
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The reward for diligence: a small trout. Military veteran J.D. Bowser landed this one during an Operation Second Chance fly-fishing outing Aug. 15.
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Eric Moriarty lost most of his leg after a parachute accident at Fort Bragg several years ago. The 12-year military veteran fully enjoyed his day on the river Aug. 15 during a fly-fishing outing through the Operation Second Chance program.
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Sissy the cat joins the fly-fishing lesson during an Operation Second Chance outing along the Pine River.
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Marine veteran Jonathan Fehrenback tries his luck at luring a cat, Sissy, before taking to the Pine River during an Operation Second Chance outing.
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Fly-fishing might mean getting a hook stuck in the finger, but it beats being in the hospital. Four wounded military veterans and their spouses came to Southwest Colorado earlier this month to get a taste of the good life through the Maryland-based Operation Second Chance program.
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The Pine River gives Eric Moriarty, a 12-year Army veteran, and volunteer Ron Hoenninger a beautiful spot to try to catch fish during an Operation Second Chance outing along the Pine River.
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Fly-fishing was one of several activities that wounded military veterans enjoyed earlier this month under a program set up by locals under the auspices of Operation Second Chance. Guide Duke Quinn gives pointers.
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Fly-fishing guide Duke Quinn gives military veteran J.D. Bowser some tips during an outing sponsored by a group of Southwest Coloradans and Maryland-based Operation Second Chance.
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