September 4, 2014
The 2014 West Virginia Governor’s One Shot Whitetail Hunt event will take place Oct. 24 and 25, operating out of Stonewall Resort State Park near Weston in Lewis County. Since its inaugural event in 2007, the One Shot has donated more than $300 thousand to the Hunters Helping the Hungry (HHH) Program. All venison harvested during the hunt is donated directly to the HHH program. The hunt will begin with the traditional “sighting in of the rifles” at the Stonewall shooting range Friday afternoon, Oct. 24. One year, they thought General Yeager had missed the target until Mrs. Yeager clued them in: the 2nd bullet probably went through the first one on the target. They ceased all firing and went to look Sure ‘nough. Talk about a good grouping! This year’s invited dignitaries include Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin, U.S. Sen. Joe Manchin and West Virginia native Brig. Gen. “Chuck” Yeager, retired. More information about Hunters Helping the Hungry can be found at www.wvdnr.gov or by calling 304-558-2771.
May 9, 2012
My great friend Russ Schleeh died Sunday, May 6 2012, at home in Mission Viejo California with his wife Mary, daughter Brandy, son-in-law Ken and step-daughter Kay by his side. Russ was a great WWII bomber pilot, and Chief of Bomber Test. See his Air Force bio here, and here’s a good bio written for the Hydroplane & Raceboat Museum.