As an Iraqi Freedom Veteran, there are certain memories that I will never forget. As a member of the Marine Expeditionary Force out of Camp Lejeune, North Carolina, I loaded a plane in 2003 as a 19-year-old who didn’t think much about “tomorrow”. You get the picture – young, dumb and never fully understanding the meaning of life.
Through my deployment of nearly 6-months, I provided medical and dental service to injured and fallen Marines, Soldiers and Airmen with a group of doctors and medical professionals. Our group was the first stop for injured and deceased military personnel. I ran to the Blackhawk Helicopters as a litter-bearer and helped provide security. My deployment was where I learned the most about teamwork, the importance of a positive attitude, and the true heartache of missing my family and friends.
I recently learned about a bass boat that is only available to Veterans and Service-members who hold a DD-214 (separation papers). Legend Boats would like to introduce their newest model – The Alpha Tactical. If you have a family history of military service or would like to find out more about this stunning boat, please read Legend’s Tactical press release or look at all the features by visiting Legend Marine. This is one company that is bringing together the most influential freshwater sport with those who sacrifice everything when it comes to freedom.
MIDWAY, AR, February 24, 2012 — As the 2012 Bassmaster Classic kicks off in Shreveport, LA, Legend Boats today announced the release of its long awaited Alpha Tactical. The boat, available in 3 sizes from 19-21 feet, is a limited edition Military tribute boat available at special pricing exclusively to Active Duty or Veterans holding a DD214. From the O.D. green and desert tan custom gelcoat, to the rifle notched butt seats, 18” XD Rockstar© wheels, special edition Power-Poles©, Humvee inspired gauges, and bucket seats straight from the Apache helicopter, the Alpha Tactical lives up to it’s name in every regard. Each Tactical boat is personalized for the purchaser with a custom embroidered nametag and branch of service stitched to the back of their seat, and proceeds from every boat will be donated to the Semper Fi Fund in their name.
“Coming out of the busiest model year in our history, we couldn’t think of a better way to thank our fans, customers, friends, and family than to offer a boat built exclusively for the men and women who make it all possible” noted Dean Smith, Legend CEO. “As a salute to our troops, we’ve teamed together with our vendors and suppliers on this project to offer the Alpha Tactical exclusively to those troops at the absolute best price possible. “
The Alpha Tactical was previewed to the public just weeks ago on the Ultimate Fishing Experience airing on NBC Sports Network, where aspiring bass pro and double-amputee Marine Corporal Larry Draughn joined Bassmaster Elite Pro Jason Quinn to chase dreams and big bass at Promise Ranch in central Florida. At the conclusion of the experience for Larry, and after boating a 13lb largemouth for Quinn, Larry was presented with paid entries into the B.A.S.S. Opens, a boatload of gear and tackle, and the keys to the first ever Legend Alpha Tactical. Larry’s boat is now on display at the Bassmaster Classic this weekend in Shreveport, LA.
For more information on the Alpha Tactical and Legend Boats, visit http://ridewithalegend.com
About Legend Boats
Legend Boats LTD is a custom bass boat manufacturer with a focus on building the absolute finest bass boats on the water. With three models ranging from 19-21 feet and a reputation of building the smoothest riding rough water boat in the industry, Legend Boats has the immediate attention of die-hard tournament anglers across the country. For more information on Legend Boats, visit ridewithalegend.com