Local PHW Advocate

Gary Fitzgerald, a Marine with two deployments to Iraq, has been battling emotional war wounds.  There have been major improvements in Gary’s ability to rehabilitate since he entered the PHWFF Program.

Gary is passionate about fly-fishing and fly- tying.  This new sport for him serves as his “anchor” for reality in the non-combat world.

Gary works on a ranch in Judith Gap Montana, and gets out fishing as often as he can with the PHWFF group or on his own in the many local streams in the Judith Gap area.  Gary has access to fishing equipment that he borrows, but having his own rod and reels will fill a void and let him take one more step forward with fly fishing and recovery.

He serves as a local spokesman for PHWFF in the rural area around Judith Gap.  This helps our program reach out to other veterans and supporters of our program that serves a large community spread out over many miles.  He has taken the initiative to become a passionate participant, and helps the program through his contacts in the outlying areas.

Ed Note: Bob Lay our local Chapter President honors Gary with a fly rod form Healing Waters. A great story from our local friend Gary. Thanks Gary and enjoy.