A cold drizzle on July 2 didn't stop Naval Station Great Lakes (NSGL) servicemembers and their families from coming out for the first ever Hunt.Fish.Feed event held on a military installation. The event, featuring celebrity Chef Scott Leysath, was part of the Sportsman Channel's "Salute to Service." The event was co-sponsored by the USO of Illinois and NSGL MWR.
“As an avid outsdoorsman, it’s an amazing opportunity to have Hunt.Fish.Feed. here to give something back to our service members. Giving back to those defending our way of life,” Capt Bill Bulis, NSGL commanding officer, said during an interview with the Sportsman Channel on Ross Field before the event. Bulis later went over to the cooking tent and met with Leysath and his crew as they pan-seared the salmon.
The salmon was caught in Lake Michigan during the PFC Geoffrey Morris Foundation annual fishing tournament in June. PFC Morris signed up for the Marine Corps in 2002 during his senior year at Warren Township High School in Gurnee, Ill. He was killed in action in Iraq on April 4, 2004. The tournament was established in his honor by his father Kirk.