As Native Navajo Americans, life for the Westbrook’s is centered on family, a love of the land, hunting and passing down the deep rooted Navajo traditions. These traditions that are rich in culture have been ceremoniously passed down since the dawn of time. As parents, we all hope that our children will grow up and share our love of the outdoors by being stewards of the land and continuing our time honored hunting heritage. Celebrating our cherished history and creating new memories, and a new legacy left behind.
On September 8, 2009 Sgt. First Class Kenneth Westbrook was gravely wounded in one of the most hard fought battles of the Afghan war, in Ganjgal Valley in the Kunar Provence. Westbrook was only but a couple of months away from his retirement when he was wounded in action. 29 days later at Walter Reed Army Medical Center, Kenneth succumbed to his injuries, leaving behind his wife and three sons. Before passing, his wife Char made a promise to her husband to carry on his legacy by taking their boys hunting and continuing the Navajo traditions in his name within their family.
As a team, Grant Adkisson Outfitting, Support Foundation for Military Families and the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation all combined effort to ensure that Char was given the opportunity to fulfill the final promises that were made to her husband Kenneth before he passed.
Stay tuned for Season 6 of RMEF’s Team Elk on the Outdoor Channel and see the legacy of an American hero, a husband and a father live on within Char Westbrook in this profound hunt.
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