To the entire staff of the Therapy 4, and to all Patriotic Americans (this applies to all of us):
My name is Greg Stube. I am a proud American who had the great fortune to spend a day on the Therapy 4. While I am by no means, an accomplished sportsman, I have spent a significant amount of time on the water and in the field. This day of fishing on the Therapy 4, and the time spent with these Great Americans validated all the reasons I love the water, boats and fishing! It also validated all the reasons I've served our country.
My career as a Green Beret in the U.S. Army has kept me pretty busy over the last 22 years, preventing the amount of time I might have spent fishing otherwise. I have no regrets about how I've spent my time in the service of our great nation, particularly after the privilege of fishing on the Therapy 4. I must tell anyone who will listen about how the Therapy 4 enhanced my view of how Americans exercise their freedom. I feel obligated to share my experience of how this crew and operation exists within a narrow sector of the finest fishing experiences, as well as overall human experience.
As I write this, I worry that some may feel like my description is "over the top." In defense of my own passion about the experience, I must tell you that I spent nearly a year and a half in an Army hospital from life-threatening war wounds and burns sustained in Afghanistan. At times, it was not thought that I would survive. Once I did survive, it wasn't given that I would be able to do things in the outdoors like this again. This gives me a finely tuned appreciation for the better parts of American life, freedom, and the human condition. For this reason, in particular, I know what is so good about the Therapy 4 and its crew. They love America, they love freedom, they love service, they love people...........and they love fishing!!!
One look at the Therapy 4, and you know you are dealing with Patriots. These people never stopped thanking me for my service, and let me know that they appreciate being able to do what they love most, through the service that American Veterans have provided in the maintenance of our freedom and way of life in this country. They made me feel even better about my own service and sacrifice. What they did not know, was that they made it easier for me to deal with the loss of much loved Brothers in conflict abroad. My friends, who have died in the defense of freedom, knew what the stakes were, as I have known. Our relationships were built on the premise that any one of us might pass in the fight for what we believe in. We've acknowledged things to each other in private, about what things in American life we cherish and respect enough to fight and die for. I will tell anyone who will listen, that Captain Stan and the crew of the Therapy 4 uphold the things American Warriors hope free people will! The ultimate sacrifice of each American Hero is validated through the professional and obviously personal pursuits of Americans like those on the Therapy 4.
I have never seen such a blend of professional fishing prowess, command of the fishing area and target species, and desire to create such a wonderful human interactive experience. May God bless the Captain and Crew of Therapy 4, and may God bless America.
Gregory A. Stube
U.S. ARMY SPECIAL FORCES
SERVICE BEYOND SACRIFICE
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Monday, November 22, 2010
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Hey Captain Stan!
Here's a video from our trip, hope you like it! Can't wait to do it again next year, see you soon!
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