Earlier this week Andrew and Frank came by to pick up the completed rifle. We are excited to see what this rifle can do with such an excellent person behind it.
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We’re excited to welcome Marine 1st Lieutenant Andrew Kinard to our Hunting with Heroes Wyoming family. Andrew is joining us for some elk hunting this fall. Andrew was born and raised in Spartanburg, SC, and now lives in Denver. He graduated from the U.S. Naval Academy in 2005, joined the U.S. Marine Corp and was deployed to Iraq shortly after.
One day on a routine patrol, Andrew’s team noticed something seemed off. He was used to being greeted by village children, and that day, the children had been whisked away. They’d walked into an ambush.
Andrew didn’t wake for a month, and when he did, he was told he’d lost both legs up to his torso. Andrew found out that he’d been standing directly on top on an Improvised Explosive Device (IED) detonated during this surprise attack. They didn’t expect him to live. It’s a miracle he’s with us, but that sure didn’t stop him. He’s attended Harvard Law School and Harvard Business School and held positions as a private equity investor since.
Andrew recently visited the Colorado School of Trades in Denver, where they built a gun specifically for him. A fellow Marine, and student at the school, Chris Marx, built Andrew’s gun. He’s getting it sighted in, and planning to put it to use next week on his elk hunt near Douglas, WY. Andrew is pictured here with HwH WY team members, Codee Augustin from Cheyenne, and Frank Grillo from Denver.
Best luck to you, Andrew. We’ll be anxious to hear how it goes, and we’ll be back in touch with our HwH WY fans after the hunt! More to come.