I’m Vet #84, and I am a proud veteran of the United States Navy, serving four years from 2009 to 2013. I served as a Gunner’s Mate aboard the USS CHOSIN CG-65 (a guided missile cruiser) stationed out of Pearl Harbor, HI. As a Gunner’s Mate on a surface ship my role included small arms weapons technician/trainer, vertical launch system missile technician, torpedo handling, and my favorite Mk 45 5” cannon technician.
I’ve had many awesome experiences while in the military, like visiting different countries, learning to be a man (I enlisted after high school), or even something as simple as viewing a starry sky, on a darkened ship, out in the middle of the ocean. The cherry on top of it all though has been meeting the many brave men and women with whom I served both those who have gone before me, and those who continue to answer the call. One of those folks of course is Recoil Rifle Slings founder Will Hawkins. After meeting with Will and explaining how I was still adjusting back into a stable civilian life, he graciously accepted me with open arms. It is a humbling experience to work here at Recoil Rifle Slings, with a good group of other veterans who understand everyone goes through hardships, everyone needs help, and every now and again somebody to lean on.
I take much pride in the slings I have made. Thank you again for the opportunity to serve you, and thank you for supporting the military. I hope you enjoy your sling and stay safe.