Staff Announcement for H4H

It is with great pleasure that we announce, because of the steady growth of Headwaters for Heroes, that the Board of Trustees has appointed Virgil Bierschwale as the Administrative Director for Headwaters for Heroes.

This newly formed position will be responsible for handling all the day to day business of H4H. We will be consolidating all H4H files and such into one office which Virgil will be responsible for managing. Virgil will be responsible for all booking, tax filings, grant procurement, website upkeep, monthly newsletter, outreach to area military bases, weekly status report, and much more.
Virgil can be reached at 830-998-3486 or
Thank You,

MOWW April chapter meeting

Subject: MOWW April chapter meeting

Please publish the following announcement.


The April 11, 2017 meeting of the Hill Country Chapter of the Military Order of World Wars  will be at the YO Ranch Hotel & Conference Center, 2033 Sidney Baker Street Kerrville, TX USA 78028.  Phone: 830-257-4440.  It will start at 5:30 PM.


Our guest speaker will be Jeffrey F. Addicott, Lt. Colonel (U.S. Army, ret.), Professor of Law & Director Center for Terrorism Law, St. Mary’s University School of Law.  Professor Addicott is a well-known lecturer.


Cost is $25.00 per person.  Plated supper included.  Proceeds fund scholarships for the MOWW Youth Leadership Conference aboard the USS Lexington in Corpus Christi harbor.  The public is welcome to attend.


Best regards,


Paul J. Zohlen


384 Englewood Drive

Kerrville, TX 78028


Tel:  830-890-5854

Cell: 281-435-9119

Fax: 281-291-7242


It is all about the Veteran

They come in all age groups, and they all have one thing in common.

They served.

They did their time.

And the best memories they will ever have will be those shared with other veterans.

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New law allows injured veterans to recoup erroneous severance taxes.

From: “Tami King” <>
Date: Dec 21, 2016 8:45 AM
Subject: Combat related severance pay law change
To: “Tami King” <>


The attached article outlines the latest change in the law that governs DFAS and the military taxing medical separation from the service due to COMBAT Related injuries sine 1991.  Anyone that was separated from the military due to a combat related injury since 1991 was taxed by DFAS at the 25% rate, and they should NOT have been, congress has ordered DFAS to contact the various veterans and inform them how to seek relief.  We also need to keep in mind that the VA sometimes recouped the money that was severance pay, but was not supposed to for combat injuries/conditions (per the PEB/MEB/IDES paperwork).

Thank you,

Tami King

Gillespie County Veterans Service Officer

102 E. San Antonio St., Suite B

Fredericksburg, TX  78624

Office: (830)997-3758


Click on the following link to view the PDF

New law allows injured veterans to recoup erroneous severance taxes


Garrett our Gold Star Hunter did very well bagging a fine 12 point buck that scored 143.

What a weekend for our young Gold Star hunter. The Headwaters for Heroes/G2 Ranch Gold Star Hunt took place at the G2 Ranch located near Pearsall, Texas .  Garrett our Gold Star Hunter did very well bagging a fine 12 point buck that scored 143. Not bad for his first deer ever. Not to mention landing six hogs and one rattlesnake. Garret took part in the in the whole process of skinning and quartering of the deer.
Headewaters for Heroes cannot thank the fine folks at the G2 Ranch for all they did to make this the most memorable event for Garret. Cody Campbell did an awesome job guiding Garret to find the perfect buck. Josh Peavey for providing the rifle for garret to shoot. Ellis Cortez for his help and instruction during the skinning and quartering process. There were many more as well as other hunters that all made Garret feel right at home. Beleive there were a lot of “Big Brothers” for Garret on this awesome hunt. That is what it is all about.


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G2 Ranch Desert Storm Veterans Hunt

What a nice hunt we had at the G2 Ranch Desert Storm Veterans Hunt. Two good bucks for two awesome veterans. These two disabled veterans served in Desert Storm and what better way than to show our appreciation than a great hunt on the G2 Ranch located in Pearsall, Texas.


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What a Great weekend we had at the Santa Cruz Ranch/Headwaters for Heroes Gold Star Spouses Hunt

What a Great weekend we had at the Santa Cruz Ranch/Headwaters for Heroes Gold Star Spouses Hunt. All four women landed at least one deer during this event, including two nice eight point bucks.
These fine ladies came to us from Kansas, Pennsylvania, and Texas. They all were excellent shots and mastered the cold wet weather never backing down.It was easy to see that they carried their husbands warrior spirits on this hunt.
We cannot thank our hosts at the Santa Cruz Ranch enough for such a great hunt.
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Santa Cruz ranch Gold Star Childrens Hunt.

It was a great weekend for the Headwaters for Heroes and Santa Cruz Ranch Gold Star Childrens Hunt. We had a total of 4 teenagers attend this hunt coming from Biloxi, Miss, Katy, Texas and Krum, Texas.
It was a successful hunt, getting 2 bucks and 4 does. But the number of deer is not the most important success. We had four  kids that have never been hunting come out and learn to shoot and bag a deer. Talk about an awesome weekend. We all had a great time at the Santa Cruz Ranch.
We can’t thank our gracious hosts Stan and Gerry Sigman for all they do for our Gold Star Families and our Combat Wounded by opening up their ranch to the families and the veterans and allowing Headwaters for Heroes to be a part of this giving back.
A great deal of thanks goes out to Peter and Jessica Johns of the Santa Cruz Ranch for all they did in helping put this hunt together.
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