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Re: In Honor of Captain Aaron Blanchard
« Reply #25 on: August 26, 2017, 09:49:46 AM »
Was just listening to the Outdoor Line radio show on 710am, they were talking about the "Salmon for Soldiers" event going on today with one of the Sponsors "Silver Hoard".

 They said every year Silver Hoard creates a commemorative fishing lure and this years lure was in memory of Captain Aaron Blanchard. :tup:

That is awesome!
Any insight on how to get one?

 Oops, looks like I butchered their company name, "Silver Horde".

 They didn't say how to get one, I'd assume they will have them up on their website.  :dunno:
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Re: In Honor of Captain Aaron Blanchard
« Reply #26 on: August 28, 2017, 09:37:03 AM »
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Re: In Honor of Captain Aaron Blanchard
« Reply #27 on: August 28, 2017, 09:56:45 AM »
I went to your link, which says sold exclusively by Salmon for Soldiers. Followed that link and see the memorial for Aaron. But can't find where you purchase the lure.  :dunno:
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Re: In Honor of Captain Aaron Blanchard
« Reply #28 on: August 28, 2017, 01:57:19 PM »
Here is the story of how the Blanchard Spoon came to be.

The idea of the spoon was hatched last year during my Bethel Quality Rifle tag. I asked Karl Blanchard what he thought about the idea. Then after the hunt was over and things got settled down I called and we talked more about it and then I got the families blessing to go to the SFS Board. ( I am on the board for Salmon For Soldiers)  the green light was given for me to go forward. When the SFS board approved the idea, I was then able to work with Kelly Morrison the owner of Silver Horde to develop the spoon. I wanted a color combo that was close to but not the same as the old Army Truck Spoon. That is how the color combo came about. When I got the colors on the spoon that looked fish catching ready,  I sent the picture of the proto-type to the family and they liked it. I then told Kelly, we are ready to send it to production. I am honored, to have done this for such a great guy and family. This past Saturday at the SFS event, I was honored to have Aaron's brother Karl, and also Aaron's son Hunter on my boat.  We hooked, lost and landed fish all morning. I have fished and hunted my entire life, this is without a doubt one of the most memorable outings I have ever done.

As for the spoon, you can contact Randy Shelton from Salmon For Soldiers, the number is on the website. Randy, will let you know the info of how to acquire one of the spoons.

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Re: In Honor of Captain Aaron Blanchard
« Reply #29 on: August 28, 2017, 03:24:09 PM »
OR...........since I was able to participate in this worthwhile event and was given one of these spoons I will put it up here for auction and the highest bidder will get the spoon and the money will go to Aarons kids, hows that sound ??
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Re: In Honor of Captain Aaron Blanchard
« Reply #30 on: August 29, 2017, 01:06:47 PM »
I'll start the bidding at $50.00.


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Re: In Honor of Captain Aaron Blanchard
« Reply #31 on: August 29, 2017, 01:30:12 PM »
 :yike: Great opening bid.
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Re: In Honor of Captain Aaron Blanchard
« Reply #32 on: August 29, 2017, 05:53:20 PM »
Good for you mhbrewster, way to show support for our greatest folks on Earth !!

So I think there should be an end to this auction so how about 5 days. 6:00pm Saturday this will come to an end and I will get the address of the winner and ship immediately, also the winner will be responsible for getting the money to the family !!  :tup:

Might not get alot of attention in this board though, may need it to be in the general discussion board ??
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Re: In Honor of Captain Aaron Blanchard
« Reply #33 on: August 31, 2017, 08:13:19 AM »
Thank you..

I think it'd be great if this thread was moved to gain some more traction and to help out the family a little more.

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Re: In Honor of Captain Aaron Blanchard
« Reply #34 on: August 31, 2017, 10:07:12 AM »
I'll stop you guys right here.  Family is just fine.  Hunter and Amalia have endless hunting, fishing, and outdoor opportunities ahead of them and aren't hurting in the least financially.  If there is anything raised from the auction of the Spoon it needs to go directly to Salmon for Soldiers so they can continue to provide outdoor opportunities for those who do not have the means or the Avenue to enjoy the out-of-doors.  All of you guys are awesome and as always I'm humbled by the honor and respect shown to Aaron and his memory :tup:
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Re: In Honor of Captain Aaron Blanchard
« Reply #35 on: August 31, 2017, 02:50:12 PM »
I'll stop you guys right here.  Family is just fine.  Hunter and Amalia have endless hunting, fishing, and outdoor opportunities ahead of them and aren't hurting in the least financially.  If there is anything raised from the auction of the Spoon it needs to go directly to Salmon for Soldiers so they can continue to provide outdoor opportunities for those who do not have the means or the Avenue to enjoy the out-of-doors.  All of you guys are awesome and as always I'm humbled by the honor and respect shown to Aaron and his memory :tup:

Ok Karl, in light of your request, and also the lack of interest so far in this I am going to suggest this be terminated as of now and I will ship this spoon directly to mhbrewster and he can make a donation to the salmon for Soldiers as he sees fit !! Hows that sound ??
I am very happy to hear the family is doing well, glad to help wherever I can should the need arise !!
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Re: In Honor of Captain Aaron Blanchard
« Reply #36 on: August 31, 2017, 04:41:09 PM »
I'll stop you guys right here.  Family is just fine.  Hunter and Amalia have endless hunting, fishing, and outdoor opportunities ahead of them and aren't hurting in the least financially.  If there is anything raised from the auction of the Spoon it needs to go directly to Salmon for Soldiers so they can continue to provide outdoor opportunities for those who do not have the means or the Avenue to enjoy the out-of-doors.  All of you guys are awesome and as always I'm humbled by the honor and respect shown to Aaron and his memory :tup:

Ok Karl, in light of your request, and also the lack of interest so far in this I am going to suggest this be terminated as of now and I will ship this spoon directly to mhbrewster and he can make a donation to the salmon for Soldiers as he sees fit !! Hows that sound ??
I am very happy to hear the family is doing well, glad to help wherever I can should the need arise !!
that works or have mods move this or you want to make a new thread.

Regardless, thank you for continuing to keep Aaron, Becky, and the kids in your thoughts.  It means the world to us!
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Re: In Honor of Captain Aaron Blanchard
« Reply #37 on: November 07, 2017, 04:44:49 PM »
Saw Q13 segment with Becky and parents, tonight.  RIP, sir.  Thank you for your service and sacrifice.

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Re: In Honor of Captain Aaron Blanchard
« Reply #39 on: November 08, 2017, 06:28:21 AM »
I read this today. RIP Aaron. Never forget.
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Re: In Honor of Captain Aaron Blanchard
« Reply #40 on: November 08, 2017, 11:11:24 AM »
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Re: In Honor of Captain Aaron Blanchard
« Reply #41 on: November 08, 2017, 11:39:46 AM »
I was just thinking of Aaron as I was replying in the true spike thread.

Prayers to his family.  He will always be missed.
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