Entries by Jim Crigler


Mission of Honor

RED WING, Mn. – With every paddle stroke, Jim Crigler moves further away from where he’s been and a little closer to where he is headed.

Crigler is canoeing 2,300 miles down the Mississippi River to honor Gold Star families. But his journey began 45 years ago in Vietnam.

Winona Daily News: Paddling with a Purpose

Winona Daily new gave us some media exposure: Jim Crigler was given a week to rest and recuperate during his yearlong tour as a helicopter pilot in Vietnam — time he spent burying his wartime friend and roommate in Fond du Lac, Wis. He says that was the first time he met a Gold Star […]