Project Healing Waters

Project Healing Waters

As a former Marine, 1979-87 I have a real soft spot for our Wounded Vets. I’ve been a Fly-fishing guide for 15 years and try to do my part any way I can. A few years ago a Navy Capt Ed Nicholson started a program to teach wounded Vets the fine art of Fly-fishing and Tying. For the past 2 years the Project Healing Waters has had a fishing tournament in VA for Vets and their families to practice what they had learned. Along with some 15 other professional guides we were paired with a vet and we fished 2 beats on the Rose River in VA to raise money for PHW. Number of fish plus 2 measured fish are added together to find the winners. Last year I had the honor to be paired with a fellow Marine 1ST LT. who had lost his lower extremities to an IAD, and who had never flyfished before. With the cooperation of the fish he landed the most fish out of all the vets, not bad for his first time. I am so proud of these young men and women who have taken up the call and are upholding the honor and traditions of our CORPS! Attached is a pic.

Semper Fi !!!!
Harold Harsh
Retired Sgt HMM-264

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