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July 4, 2019

Rest easy, Patriots.  You, the forbearers of this nation, which serves as the shining light for the world, having ignited the flame of freedom for untold legions. Your sacrifice, vision and construction of the American Dream is well tended by your legacy in the hearts...

July 28, 2018

Saving Humanity One Boat Launch at a Time

Having spent the majority of my summers as a Registered Maine Guide working around Maine’s many boat launches, I hereby proclaim my expertise on the complex social calculus of getting your (damn) boat in the water in a timely an...

Gold Star Outfitters, Inc is looking forward to a thankfully packed summer spent with our beloved veteran community and Gold Star families.  After a long, cold winter and late spring, our canoes are home from storage and we are hard at work servicing equipment in prepa...

March 15, 2018

Get Involved.  Be rude.  Intrude.

We are once again reminded of the menacing presence of suicidal ideation in the lives of America’s service members.  This scourge on our society continues to claim more soldiers’ lives than combat casualties, accidents and illness...

February 25, 2018

In the summer of 1974, I walked out the front door of my early childhood home at 114 South Main Street.  I strode that morning with a sense of urgency as I was a man with a mission.  The half mile stroll carried me past Maine Central Institute (MCI), the First Baptist...

January 29, 2018

This past week I had the honor of guiding a group of female combat veterans. I found these marines and soldiers to be powerful and capable women who, like myself, found themselves in a male dominated work place.  

In unguarded moments, we spoke of how sometimes we were...

November 20, 2017

My return to the Maine Woods following a 30 year Army career has been particularly joyful as the circle of my life continues.  This past Saturday was even more so as I was able to share the joy of a successful whitetail hunt with my father and brother, Mark.  Given the...

October 18, 2017

I have planned to create an on line journal for some time to be able to share our experiences at Gold Star Outfitters, Inc.  Since we began to plan this enterprise two years ago, many families and veterans have joined us on adventures in the great outdoors.  As a resul...

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