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Peru Bound

By |May 31st, 2018|Categories: Articles, Featured Service Member, Veterans, Veterans to Peru|

Heading into late 2017 and early 2018 the Kniestedt Foundation staff began to discuss the potential of broadening the scope of services they offer. In the midst of these discussions, foundation President James Kniestedt was [...]

‘Gunny’ Remembered: The Life of R. Lee Ermey

By |May 1st, 2018|Categories: Articles, Featured Service Member, Veterans|

"This is my rifle. There are many like it, but this one is mine." It’s a classic quote, lodged in the minds of countless filmgoers since 1987. It's uttered by Gunnery Sergeant Hartman (aka “Gunny”) [...]

Kristin Ennis: Going “Full Throttle”

By |February 27th, 2018|Categories: Articles, Featured Service Member, Veterans|

Veteran Kirstie Ennis is one of the best Paralympian snowboarders in the world, and she’s also eying the seven great summits, recently climbing 19,341-foot Mt. Kilimanjaro in Africa and 16,024-foot Carstensz Pyramid in Indonesia. On [...]

Scout Sniper Shines in South Texas Snow

By |January 20th, 2018|Categories: Events, Featured Service Member, Past Events, Veterans|

For as long as he could ever remember, Jay Rhyne wanted to be a United States Marine Corps Scout Sniper.  So as soon as he could, this determined kid from a small town in Southeast [...]