Warriors on the Water - Soldiers, Anglers, Heroes Meet

By Jim Hinnant, U.S. Army Forces Command Public Affairs (Forward)April 28, 2011

Participants queue up to register at the 6th Annual Warrior on the Water Icebreaker Gathering, April 27, 2011 at Fort Bragg, N.C. More than 400 sponsors, professional and amateur bass anglers, boaters and servicemember "co-anglers" were in attendance at the opening ceremony for this year's event which culminates on April 29, with a fishing tournament at Jordan Lake, N.C. More than 150 donated boats are expected to be on the waters for a full day of bass fishing.
1 / 13 Show Caption + Hide Caption – Participants queue up to register at the 6th Annual Warrior on the Water Icebreaker Gathering, April 27, 2011 at Fort Bragg, N.C. More than 400 sponsors, professional and amateur bass anglers, boaters and servicemember "co-anglers" were in attendance at the opening ceremony for this year's event which culminates on April 29, with a fishing tournament at Jordan Lake, N.C. More than 150 donated boats are expected to be on the waters for a full day of bass fishing. (Photo Credit: Jim Hinnant, U.S. Army Forces Command Public Affairs (Forward)) VIEW ORIGINAL
Sgt. Tom Salvail, a Black Hawk helicopter crew chief assigned to B Company, 3rd Battalion, 82nd Combat Aviation Brigade shakes hands with Medal of Honor recipient Rudolfo "Rudy" Hernandez during the 6th Annual Warriors on the Water Icebreaker, April 27, 2011, at Fort Bragg, N.C. Roger Rogers, a B-17 bombadier with the 8th U.S. Air Force during World War II looks on.
2 / 13 Show Caption + Hide Caption – Sgt. Tom Salvail, a Black Hawk helicopter crew chief assigned to B Company, 3rd Battalion, 82nd Combat Aviation Brigade shakes hands with Medal of Honor recipient Rudolfo "Rudy" Hernandez during the 6th Annual Warriors on the Water Icebreaker, April 27, 2011, at Fort Bragg, N.C. Roger Rogers, a B-17 bombadier with the 8th U.S. Air Force during World War II looks on. (Photo Credit: Jim Hinnant, U.S. Army Forces Command Public Affairs (Forward)) VIEW ORIGINAL
Sgt. 1st Class Catina Taylor, U.S. Army Forces Command G1, receives a gym bag and Warriors on the Water beach wrap she won during the raffle at the 6th Annual Warriors on the Water Icebreaker Gathering, April 27, 2011 at Fort Bragg, N.C. More than 400 sponsors, professional and amateur bass anglers, boaters and servicemember "co-anglers" were in attendance at the opening ceremony for this year's event which culminates on April 29, with a fishing tournament at Jordan Lake, N.C. More than 150 donated boats are expected to be on the waters for a full day of bass fishing"
3 / 13 Show Caption + Hide Caption – Sgt. 1st Class Catina Taylor, U.S. Army Forces Command G1, receives a gym bag and Warriors on the Water beach wrap she won during the raffle at the 6th Annual Warriors on the Water Icebreaker Gathering, April 27, 2011 at Fort Bragg, N.C. More than 400 sponsors, professional and amateur bass anglers, boaters and servicemember "co-anglers" were in attendance at the opening ceremony for this year's event which culminates on April 29, with a fishing tournament at Jordan Lake, N.C. More than 150 donated boats are expected to be on the waters for a full day of bass fishing" (Photo Credit: Jim Hinnant, U.S. Army Forces Command Public Affairs (Forward)) VIEW ORIGINAL
Sgt. 1st Class Catina Taylor, U.S. Army Forces Command G1, models the "Warriors on the Water" beach wrap she won during the raffle at the 6th Annual Warriors on the Water Icebreaker Gathering, April 27, 2011 at Fort Bragg, N.C. More than 400 sponsors, professional and amateur bass anglers, boaters and servicemember "co-anglers" were in attendance at the opening ceremony for this year's event which culminates on April 29, with a fishing tournament at Jordan Lake, N.C. More than 150 donated boats are expected to be on the waters for a full day of bass fishing.
Sgt. 1st Class Catina Taylor, U.S. Army Forces Command G1, models the "Warriors on the Water" beach wrap she won during the raffle at the 6th Annual Warriors on the Water Icebreaker Gathering, April 27, 2011 at Fort Bragg, N.C.  More than 400 sponsors, professional and amateur bass anglers, boaters and servicemember "co-anglers" were in attendance at the opening ceremony for this year's event which culminates on April 29, with a fishing tournament at Jordan Lake, N.C.  More than 150 donated boats are expected to be on the waters for a full day of bass fishing.
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4 / 13 Show Caption + Hide Caption – Sgt. 1st Class Catina Taylor, U.S. Army Forces Command G1, models the "Warriors on the Water" beach wrap she won during the raffle at the 6th Annual Warriors on the Water Icebreaker Gathering, April 27, 2011 at Fort Bragg, N.C. More than 400 sponsors, professional and amateur bass anglers, boaters and servicemember "co-anglers" were in attendance at the opening ceremony for this year's event which culminates on April 29, with a fishing tournament at Jordan Lake, N.C. More than 150 donated boats are expected to be on the waters for a full day of bass fishing. Sgt. 1st Class Catina Taylor, U.S. Army Forces Command G1, models the "Warriors on the Water" beach wrap she won during the raffle at the 6th Annual Warriors on the Water Icebreaker Gathering, April 27, 2011 at Fort Bragg, N.C. More than 400 sponsors, professional and amateur bass anglers, boaters and servicemember "co-anglers" were in attendance at the opening ceremony for this year's event which culminates on April 29, with a fishing tournament at Jordan Lake, N.C. More than 150 donated boats are expected to be on the waters for a full day of bass fishing. ." (Photo Credit: Jim Hinnant, U.S. Army Forces Command Public Affairs (Forward)) VIEW ORIGINAL
Sgt. 1st Class, Willie F. Bartley Jr., U.S. Army Forces Command G1, signs a "thank you" banner at the 6th Annual Warrior on the Water Icebreaker Gathering, April 27, 2011 at Fort Bragg, N.C. More than 400 sponsors, professional and amateur bass anglers, boaters and servicemember "co-anglers" were in attendance at the opening ceremony for this year's event which culminates on April 29, with a fishing tournament at Jordan Lake, N.C. More than 150 donated boats are expected to be on the waters for a full day of bass fishing."
5 / 13 Show Caption + Hide Caption – Sgt. 1st Class, Willie F. Bartley Jr., U.S. Army Forces Command G1, signs a "thank you" banner at the 6th Annual Warrior on the Water Icebreaker Gathering, April 27, 2011 at Fort Bragg, N.C. More than 400 sponsors, professional and amateur bass anglers, boaters and servicemember "co-anglers" were in attendance at the opening ceremony for this year's event which culminates on April 29, with a fishing tournament at Jordan Lake, N.C. More than 150 donated boats are expected to be on the waters for a full day of bass fishing." (Photo Credit: Jim Hinnant, U.S. Army Forces Command Public Affairs (Forward)) VIEW ORIGINAL
The 82nd Sustainment Brigade color guard presents the colors as Charlie King sings the National Anthem at the 6th Annual Warriors on the Water Icebreaker Gathering, April 27, 2011 at Fort Bragg, N.C. More than 400 sponsors, professional and amateur bass anglers, boaters and servicemember "co-anglers" were in attendance at the opening ceremony for this year's event which culminates on April 29, with a fishing tournament at Jordan Lake, N.C. More than 150 donated boats are expected to be on the waters for a full day of bass fishing."
6 / 13 Show Caption + Hide Caption – The 82nd Sustainment Brigade color guard presents the colors as Charlie King sings the National Anthem at the 6th Annual Warriors on the Water Icebreaker Gathering, April 27, 2011 at Fort Bragg, N.C. More than 400 sponsors, professional and amateur bass anglers, boaters and servicemember "co-anglers" were in attendance at the opening ceremony for this year's event which culminates on April 29, with a fishing tournament at Jordan Lake, N.C. More than 150 donated boats are expected to be on the waters for a full day of bass fishing." (Photo Credit: Jim Hinnant, U.S. Army Forces Command Public Affairs Forward)) VIEW ORIGINAL
The 82nd Sustainment Brigade color guard delivers the colors at the 6th Annual Warriors on the Water Icebreaker Gathering, April 27, 2011 at Fort Bragg, N.C. More than 400 sponsors, professional and amateur bass anglers, boaters and servicemember "co-anglers" were in attendance at the opening ceremony for this year's event which culminates on April 29, with a fishing tournament at Jordan Lake, N.C. More than 150 donated boats are expected to be on the waters for a full day of bass fishing."
7 / 13 Show Caption + Hide Caption – The 82nd Sustainment Brigade color guard delivers the colors at the 6th Annual Warriors on the Water Icebreaker Gathering, April 27, 2011 at Fort Bragg, N.C. More than 400 sponsors, professional and amateur bass anglers, boaters and servicemember "co-anglers" were in attendance at the opening ceremony for this year's event which culminates on April 29, with a fishing tournament at Jordan Lake, N.C. More than 150 donated boats are expected to be on the waters for a full day of bass fishing." (Photo Credit: Jim Hinnant, U.S. Army Forces Command Public Affairs (Forward)) VIEW ORIGINAL
Mayor Tony Chavonne, of Fayetteville, N.C. makes opening remarks at the 6th Annual Warriors on the Water Icebreaker Gathering, April 27, 2011 at Fort Bragg, N.C. More than 400 sponsors, professional and amateur bass anglers, boaters and servicemember "co-anglers" were in attendance at the opening ceremony for this year's event which culminates on April 29, with a fishing tournament at Jordan Lake, N.C. More than 150 donated "
8 / 13 Show Caption + Hide Caption – Mayor Tony Chavonne, of Fayetteville, N.C. makes opening remarks at the 6th Annual Warriors on the Water Icebreaker Gathering, April 27, 2011 at Fort Bragg, N.C. More than 400 sponsors, professional and amateur bass anglers, boaters and servicemember "co-anglers" were in attendance at the opening ceremony for this year's event which culminates on April 29, with a fishing tournament at Jordan Lake, N.C. More than 150 donated " (Photo Credit: Jim Hinnant, U.S. Army Forces Command Public Affairs Forward)) VIEW ORIGINAL
Fayetteville, N.C. mayor, Tony Chavonne talks with Colonel Timothy R. Collins, deputy chief of staff, U.S. Army Reserve Command at the 6th Annual Warriors on the Water Icebreaker Gathering, April 27, 2011 at Fort Bragg, N.C. More than 400 sponsors, professional and amateur bass anglers, boaters and servicemember "co-anglers" were in attendance at the opening ceremony for this year's event which culminates on April 29, with a fishing tournament at Jordan Lake, N.C. More than 150 donated boats are expected to be on the waters for a full day of bass fishing.
Fayetteville, N.C. mayor, Tony Chavonne talks with Colonel Timothy R. Collins, deputy chief of staff, U.S. Army Reserve Command at the 6th Annual Warriors on the Water Icebreaker Gathering, April 27, 2011 at Fort Bragg, N.C.  More than 400 sponsors, professional and amateur bass anglers, boaters and servicemember "co-anglers" were in attendance at the opening ceremony for this year's event which culminates on April 29, with a fishing tournament at Jordan Lake, N.C.  More than 150 donated boats are expected to be on the waters for a full day of bass fishing.
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9 / 13 Show Caption + Hide Caption – Fayetteville, N.C. mayor, Tony Chavonne talks with Colonel Timothy R. Collins, deputy chief of staff, U.S. Army Reserve Command at the 6th Annual Warriors on the Water Icebreaker Gathering, April 27, 2011 at Fort Bragg, N.C. More than 400 sponsors, professional and amateur bass anglers, boaters and servicemember "co-anglers" were in attendance at the opening ceremony for this year's event which culminates on April 29, with a fishing tournament at Jordan Lake, N.C. More than 150 donated boats are expected to be on the waters for a full day of bass fishing. Fayetteville, N.C. mayor, Tony Chavonne talks with Colonel Timothy R. Collins, deputy chief of staff, U.S. Army Reserve Command at the 6th Annual Warriors on the Water Icebreaker Gathering, April 27, 2011 at Fort Bragg, N.C. More than 400 sponsors, professional and amateur bass anglers, boaters and servicemember "co-anglers" were in attendance at the opening ceremony for this year's event which culminates on April 29, with a fishing tournament at Jordan Lake, N.C. More than 150 donated boats are expected to be on the waters for a full day of bass fishing. ." (Photo Credit: Jim Hinnant, U.S. Army Forces Command Public Affairs (Forward)) VIEW ORIGINAL
Colonel Timothy R. Collins, deputy chief of staff, U.S. Army Reserve Command makes opening remarks at the 6th Annual Warriors on the Water Icebreaker Gathering, April 27, 2011 at Fort Bragg, N.C. More than 400 sponsors, professional and amateur bass anglers, boaters and servicemember "co-anglers" were in attendance at the opening ceremony for this year's event which culminates on April 29, with a fishing tournament at Jordan Lake, N.C. More than 150 donated boats are expected to be on the waters for a full day of bass fishing."
10 / 13 Show Caption + Hide Caption – Colonel Timothy R. Collins, deputy chief of staff, U.S. Army Reserve Command makes opening remarks at the 6th Annual Warriors on the Water Icebreaker Gathering, April 27, 2011 at Fort Bragg, N.C. More than 400 sponsors, professional and amateur bass anglers, boaters and servicemember "co-anglers" were in attendance at the opening ceremony for this year's event which culminates on April 29, with a fishing tournament at Jordan Lake, N.C. More than 150 donated boats are expected to be on the waters for a full day of bass fishing." (Photo Credit: Jim Hinnant, U.S. Army Forces Command Public Affairs (Forward)) VIEW ORIGINAL
(L-R) Roger Rogers, a B-17 bombadier with the 8th Air Force during World War II, and Rudolfo "Rudy" Hernandez, Korean War veteran and Medal of Honor recipient sit side-by-side as guests of honor during the 6th Annual Warriors on the Water Icebreaker, April 27, 2011, at Fort Bragg, N.C.
11 / 13 Show Caption + Hide Caption – (L-R) Roger Rogers, a B-17 bombadier with the 8th Air Force during World War II, and Rudolfo "Rudy" Hernandez, Korean War veteran and Medal of Honor recipient sit side-by-side as guests of honor during the 6th Annual Warriors on the Water Icebreaker, April 27, 2011, at Fort Bragg, N.C. (Photo Credit: Jim Hinnant, U.S. Army Forces Command Public Affairs (Forward)) VIEW ORIGINAL
(L-R) James Seabolt, a professional bass angler from Newton Grove, N.C.; Spec. Taunya Ray, of Myrtle Beach, S.C., a motor vehicle operator assigned to Headquarters, 2nd Battalion, 82nd Combat Aviation Brigade (CAB); World War II B-17 bombadier, Roger Rogers; and Spec. Michael Lapena, of Davalo City, Phillipines, a food service specia...list assigned to 1st Battalion, 82nd CAB, pose for a photograph, April 28, 2011, at the 82nd CAB Dining Facility - "The Pegasus Inn". Seabolt and Rogers are taking part in the 6th Annual "Warriors on the Water" fishing tournament at Jordan Lake, N.C., April 29.
12 / 13 Show Caption + Hide Caption – (L-R) James Seabolt, a professional bass angler from Newton Grove, N.C.; Spec. Taunya Ray, of Myrtle Beach, S.C., a motor vehicle operator assigned to Headquarters, 2nd Battalion, 82nd Combat Aviation Brigade (CAB); World War II B-17 bombadier, Roger Rogers; and Spec. Michael Lapena, of Davalo City, Phillipines, a food service specia...list assigned to 1st Battalion, 82nd CAB, pose for a photograph, April 28, 2011, at the 82nd CAB Dining Facility - "The Pegasus Inn". Seabolt and Rogers are taking part in the 6th Annual "Warriors on the Water" fishing tournament at Jordan Lake, N.C., April 29. (Photo Credit: Jim Hinnant, U.S. Army Forces Command Public Affairs (Forward)) VIEW ORIGINAL
Pvt. 1st Class Darrin Fisherwater, a food service Soldier assigned to E Co., 2nd Battalion, 82nd Combat Aviation Brigade (CAB),  passes a plate of "Army chow" to Rex Johnsonbaugh, a professional bass angler from Altoona, Penn., during the April 28, 2011, breakfast meal at the "Pegasus Inn" - the dining facility for the 82nd CAB at Fort Bragg, N.C. Johnsonbaugh brought his bass boat to the post and will take a Soldier "co-angler" fishing at Jordan Lake, N.C,  during the 6th Annual "Warriors on the Water" fishing tournament, April 29.  More than 150 fisherman will launch their boats in the tournament, each with a service member aboard angling for bass fishing glory.
13 / 13 Show Caption + Hide Caption – Pvt. 1st Class Darrin Fisherwater, a food service Soldier assigned to E Co., 2nd Battalion, 82nd Combat Aviation Brigade (CAB), passes a plate of "Army chow" to Rex Johnsonbaugh, a professional bass angler from Altoona, Penn., during the April 28, 2011, breakfast meal at the "Pegasus Inn" - the dining facility for the 82nd CAB at Fort Bragg, N.C. Johnsonbaugh brought his bass boat to the post and will take a Soldier "co-angler" fishing at Jordan Lake, N.C, during the 6th Annual "Warriors on the Water" fishing tournament, April 29. More than 150 fisherman will launch their boats in the tournament, each with a service member aboard angling for bass fishing glory. (Photo Credit: Jim Hinnant, U.S. Army Forces Command Public Affairs (Forward) VIEW ORIGINAL