SSG Matthew Jackson
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SSG (P) Arnold Fletcher
SSG Fletcher was born and raised in Elk City Oklahoma. He enlisted in the Army and joined the 75th Ranger Regiment on Oct 25th 2003 at the age of 33 y/o. He was initially assigned to Alpha Company, 1st Ranger Battalion in Savannah, GA. In Alpha Company he served as an Anti-Tank Gunner, Saw Gunner, Fire Team Leader, and Squad Leader, deploying eight times, five times in support of Operation Enduring Freedom (OEF) and three times in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom (OIF). SSG Fletcher then served as Echo Company OPNCO for 1st Ranger, SSG Fletcher served 26 months oversees.
SSG Fletchers decorations include Parachutist Wings, Expert Infantryman’s Badge, Combat Infantryman’s Badge and the Ranger Tab. SSG Fletcher has been awarded the Purple Heart for an injury received in combat.
SSG Fletcher is currently serving as an instctor in the Ranger Assessment and Selection Program (RASP 1), Regimental Special Troops Battalion, 75th Ranger Regiment in Ft. Benning, GA.
SSG Fletcher is married to the former Karrie Armstrong. They were married in 1995 in San Angelo TX. They have one son Cade who is 13 years old.
SSG Fletcher also owns F.N.A. Bucking Bulls, managed by his wife for the PBR.
SFC(P) Tyson Crosby
SFC Crosby was born and raised in Beardstown, Illinois. He enlisted in the Army and joined the 75th Ranger Regiment in the spring of 2000.
He was initially assigned to Charlie Company, 3rd Ranger Battalion in Ft. Benning, GA. In Charlie Company he served as a Riflemen, Anti-Tank Gunner, Fire Team Leader, and Squad Leader, deploying eight times, five times in support of Operation Enduring Freedom (OEF) and three times in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom (OIF). SFC Crosby then served as the Air Operations NCO for 3rd Ranger Battalion and deployed once in support OEF. He was then assigned to Bravo Company, 3rd Ranger Battalion as a Platoon Sergeant where he deployed twice in support of OEF and twice in support of OIF. In total SFC Crosby has deployed 13 times spanning 50 months in a combat zone.
SFC Crosby’s decorations include Senior Parachutist Wings with two Bronze Stars, Expert Infantryman’s Badge, Combat Infantryman’s Badge and the Ranger Tab. SFC Crosby has been awarded the Purple Heart, the Meritorious Service Medal, two Bronze Star medals for valor and the Joint Service Commendation Medal for valor.
SFC Crosby is currently serving as the NCOIC of the Ranger Assessment and Selection Program (RASP 1), Regimental Special Troops Battalion, 75th Ranger Regiment in Ft. Benning, GA.
SFC Crosby is married to the former Betsy Hornbeck. They have one daughter, Lane, who turned one in June.
SSG Mathew Tennill
My name is Matthew Tennill. I am married, 30 years old and have two boys. I grew up in the small town of Marshall, Missouri. I joined the army in the fall of 99 right out of high school. I did my basic training and jump school at Ft.
Benning, GA. My first duty station was at Ft. Bragg, NC. I spent 2 in a half years there then re-enlisted to become a Ranger in 2001. After graduating the Ranger-Indoctaio – Program (RIP), I was stationed at Ft. Benning, GA with the 3rd Battalion 75th Ranger Regiment. I have been on numerous deployments to OEF and OIF. I have also had different jobs as a Ranger. The job I liked most was as a K9 handler for Ranger Regiment. My most recent deployment was in March 2010. I was involved in a helicopter crash after being deloyed for 10 days. I do have injuries that I am still dealing with from the crash, 15 months later. Several died on the crash, honestly I’m lucky to be alive and see my kids grow up. Besides my job and family, when I have time I do like to hunt, fish and farm. I currently, live on a small farm near Ft. Benning with several dogs, horses, chickens and goats. My life is full and always busy.
Dan W. Hammack III
Military Branch: USArmy Reserve, Special Forces
Rank: Lieutenant Colonel Retired
College: Universityof Georgia,
Returning for the event is Purple Heart Outdoor TourFounder, Dan Hammack. Having served in numerous campaigns in Korea and Iraq, LCol Hammack retired from active duty in 2011.
Paul Johnsen, FDNY
Back from New York is Paul Johnsen, 911 survivor and NYC
firefighter. Paul didn’t have the opportunity to hunt last year, but this year
he’s loaded for blacktail.
The Purple Heart Outdoor Tour is supported by Operation One Voice, a 501c3 non-profit organization. Other supporting organizations include: The Mule Deer Foundation, California Deer Association, California Waterfowl Association, California Outdoor Heritage Alliance and Safari Club International.
This year’s event will take place August 18-21. More details to follow. If you would like to support this event, just comment on this post and I’ll receive your info.