Brian Eisch is a retired Army Master Sergeant who bravely served and was shot three times in Afghanistan while trying to rescue an Afghan National Police Officer who was severely wounded in an ambush. Brian was applying a tourniquet to the injured officer when he heard machine gunfire and was hit twice in the left leg and once in the right leg. He tried crawling back to the gun truck but was saved by his medic and was evacuated by a helicopter. Both were awarded the bronze star for valor. After several surgeries, Brian eventually had his leg amputated and currently uses a prosthetic to help with mobility. Not long after losing his leg, Brian suffered another devastating loss when his 12 year old son, Joey, died in a traumatic motor collision accident while riding his bicycle. Now Brian has become an advocate for the power of outdoor recreation in healing trauma. Brian uses bass fishing as a form of therapy and a hobby to cope with the loss of his son. The NETFLIX documentary Father Soldier Son, Highlights Brian’s journey.
Dan Miller is using his Military Veteran benefits to complete a graduate program at Idaho State University. Dan served gallantly as a Navy Hospital Corpsman in the Fleet Marine Forces. After his honorable discharge, Dan found himself redefined as a Veteran who battled with PTSD, alcoholism, substance abuse, and addiction. Dan found strength in Recovery, enjoys a life worth living, and is pursuing his MBA in Project Management.