June 9th Shark Charter

“Long may you run, Long may you run…

With your chrome heart shining in the sun,

Long may you run…

Well, it was back in Blind River in 1962

When I last saw you alive…

Long may you run.”

-Neil Young, “Long May You Run"," “Long May You Run” album, 1976

Jalalabad. Nineteen years old and that’s where this young man is headed. A place that needs no introduction. My youngest brother just came back from there last month, and we’re glad he’s back on US soil. I don’t take every charter that comes in, but the ones that strike me I suppose I go out of the way to take. When this young man called and said he and 3 other young soldiers from Fort Sam Houston wanted to shark fish on the beach for a day, even though their time was limited, I was excited to take care of these young heroes. We ended the day with some combat unit vets and even a vet of the 82nd Airborne Division. Good laughs were had and good times were shared. Godspeed men and thank you for your past and present service to the most blessed nation on Earth, the United States of America.

Loved his shirt.  USA!!

Loved his shirt. USA!!