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OATH Battle Buddy Trip

April 26, 2017 - April 29, 2017


     1 OATH Registered Veteran and his Battle Buddy’s son — Chris and Hunter

     1 OATH Leader — Gary Bartels

WHAT:  OATH Battle Buddy Trip

WHEN:  26 APR – 29 APR 2017

WHERE:  Menard, TX

WHY:  To further strengthen the bonds between the combat brother of a Fallen Hero and the Fallen Hero’s son or daughter.

HOW:  Shotgun

In what will be our second trip under the our Battle Buddy Program, Chris Swank and Hunter Null will go on a hunting trip together that will be quite an emotional journey.  Chris served with Hunter’s, Chief Explosive Ordnance Disposal Technician (EWS/SW/AW/FPJ) Nicholas H. Null, and has always thought of the Null family as his family.  

Chief Null was an Elite Member of EOD/ Naval Special Warfare Development Group (also referred to as Seal Team 6) Chief Null was KIA, August 6, 2011 (Aug 5 US EST time) when the Chinook helicopter transporting his team on a mission was shot down by Taliban foot soldiers with a RPG in Afghanistan, killing 38, including 22 Seals from Seal Team 6 and one Service Dog. 

DEVGRU Explosive Ordnance Disposal Technician (EWS/SW/aw/FPJ) CPO Nicholas H. Null was a highly decorated combat veteran with numerous awards including Two Bronze Star Medals with Valor and Exceptional Heroism, Defense Meritorious Service Medal, Joint Service Commendation Medal with Valor, Purple Heart Medal, Two Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medals with Valor, Two Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medals, Two Iraqi Campaign Medals, Two Afghanistan Campaign Medals, Global War on Terrorism (Service) Medal, Global War on Terrorism (Expeditionary) Medal, Combat Action Ribbon (Operation Iraqi Freedom), Combat Action Ribbon (Operation Enduring Freedom), National Defense Service Medal, Presidential Unit Commendation, and numerous other personal and unit decorations.

We’ll be traveling to HighPoint Ranch in Menard, TX where Chris and Hunter will join us for some fantastic fellowship as we film this amazing story for an episode of The Ultimate Hunt.  Getting Hunter a quality animal will be a secondary benefit, while honoring his father and remembering his sacrifice will be paramount.

As with all of our events, we give you the opportunity to donate to a cause and know EXACTLY where your donations are going.   There aren’t very many organizations that can do that, but at OATH, that’s exactly what we do !!!    For this specific trip, we are seeking $1,000 to help offset the costs for any gear or equipment provided to Hunter, such as a shotgun engraved with his father’s unit insignia.  If you would like to donate and help support the costs associated with this specific trip, you can do so by using the PayPal link below.  This PayPal link has a short reference code implemented that will earmark your donated funds for this specific event, so you can rest assured that the money you donate TO this event is used FOR this event.  Once you complete the online donation, a electronic receipt will be sent to your email address.   Please retain this receipt for your tax records.

If you’d like to donate by check, please mail a check to the below address (made payable to OATH), and write “Hunter Battle Buddy” in the memo section of check.  Upon receipt of your check, you will be sent a donation receipt for your tax records.

OATH, Inc.

27314 Piney Ranch Lane

Katy, TX   77494


April 26, 2017
April 29, 2017
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