October 13, 2010

Crapo Honors Effort for Veterans

Spirit of Idaho notes volunteer reward program for wounded vets

Buhl - An Idaho-based program honoring wounded veterans for their service by offering the "hunt of a lifetime" will itself be honored tomorrow by Idaho Senator Mike Crapo. The Doug Bridges Memorial Hunts Program honors the memory and service of Army Corporal Doug Bridges of Buhl.

Bridges' service inspired Monte and Dianne Bruhn to establish the program that offers returning veterans guided hunts in the Idaho backcountry at no charge. The Bruhns call it a chance to both thank veterans for their sacrifice and showcase Idaho at the same time.

On Thursday, Crapo will present the Bruhns with his Spirit of Idaho Award for their volunteer efforts to honor veterans with a "world-class" Idaho hunting experience. Doug Bridges' parents, Joan Hurlock and Matt Bridges, along with Buhl Mayor Tom McCauley, will attend the award presentation at Buhl City Hall.

Thursday, October 14
10:30 a.m. Buhl Crapo presents his Spirit of Idaho Award to the Doug Bridges Memorial Hunts Program, Buhl City Hall, 203 Broadway Avenue North.