Nov 19, 2015

Cody Game and Fish office flew flag to honor veteran hunter

The Cody office of the Wyoming Game and Fish Department got a unique opportunity to honor a veteran last month.

Veterans traditionally receive an American flag when they retire from the Armed Forces and to commemorate the occasion, many have it flown above a government building or a place that's close to their heart.

Hert's flag being raised over the Cody Game and Fish office on Oct. 30. Photo courtesy Game and Fish
In an unusual request, Florida veteran Craig Hert, who hunts in the Cody area each year, asked to have his flag fly above the local Game and Fish office.

“I grew up here (in Cody) and ever since I was little, I remember going hunting. It’s just something I grew up with,” he told the Game and Fish, recalling trips with his family. “No matter where I am, Cody is always home.”

Personnel at the Cody Game and Fish office say they considered the request an honor and flew Hert's flag on Oct. 30.

Hert joined the Navy at the age of 19 and served for 20 years. He currently lives in Jacksonville, Florida, with his wife and two children.

The Cody Game and Fish recounted the story in its November newsletter.

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