I would like to express my sincere and heartfelt thanks for the privilege of hunting on the incredible MPG Ranch. The time spent with Craig Jourdanis and other members of the MPG Ranch crew was both exhilarating, and in some respects, a life-changing experience for me.
I am a 100 percent disabled Vietnam War veteran. My life has been an ongoing, and granted, successful battle to live meaningfully and successfully. I attribute this achievement to my belief in Jesus Christ, the help and assistance of the Veterans Administration, and a few very close personal friends.
I have experienced the slings and arrows of disrespect, so prevalent and pervasive after the ending of the Vietnam War. I have, however, at times, truly despaired of the idea that someone at some time would extend to me the kindness, respect and honor so graciously afforded me, by all of you, Craig Jourdanis, and the crew members I met at the MPG Ranch. I am truly thankful, gratified and humbled by the experience.
Finally, I would like to also extend a very special and heartfelt thank you to Jourdanis and his very, very understanding wife. Jourdanis went way out of his way and beyond anything reasonable to get me to the point where I could attempt to shoot an elk, and this on the day of his wedding anniversary! Meanwhile, his wife waited with extraordinary patience for the hunt to be over and Jourdanis to come home and celebrate with her. Again, beyond anything I could have asked for or expected.