Click here to continue 1 / 14 The 12th Annual “Take A Soldier Fishing” event held by the New York B.A.S.S. Nation. The soldiers are from the 10th Mtn Division in Watertown, N.Y. 2 / 14 Each soldier received a fishing pole donated by Bass Pro Shops of Auburn. NYS-DEC allowed free fishing by the soldiers. 3 / 14 The Cpl. Kyle Schneider Foundation played a major part in this gathering. 4 / 14 Snacks and coffee greeted the volunteers and soldiers. 5 / 14 Soldiers and boaters gather for safety briefing and pairing. Probably the coldest weather in the history of this annual event. 6 / 14 Boaters and soldiers are launched by volunteers with our “valet parking.” 7 / 14 The “valet” ground crew for launch and retrieving. 8 / 14 The Barbeque Crew at work. Every year this crew that competes in barbecue competitions cooks for the volunteers. Yes, that is snowflakes with wind gusts at times of 10 to 20 mph. 9 / 14 Spec. Mathew Mackey, 15.79-pound drum. Soldiers could bring in pan fish, drum, carp and bowfin to be weighed for prizes. Other species that were not in season could be caught, photographed and released. 10 / 14 1st Sgt. Patricia Connor from Ohio with a 1.05-pound perch. 11 / 14 Spec. Chris Milligan and his boater Bernie Lindo with a 13.49-pound drum. 12 / 14 Spec. Jarient Hernendaz with a 15.70-pound carp. 13 / 14 Volunteers serving troops and boaters. 14 / 14 On a cold day, plenty of people in line for warm barbecue. Truly a community effort that said thanks to our soldiers of Ft. Drum, 10th Mtn Division.