Putting it on the line

Putting it on the line

S.W. Colo. part of national effort to pay back wounded vets
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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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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.

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