Michigan Heroes

The Northern Michigan Regional Chapter – SCI continues to make dreams come true for some very

special individuals!  Through the Chapter’s “Michigan Heroes” program (designed to recognize individuals from Michigan who have served our country in the Middle East) the Chapter has been able to recognize a number of truly special people. 


United States Air Force Master Sergeant, Matthew Nissen was one of the Chapter’s 2018 Michigan Heroes!     Matt is currently assigned as an Air Force recruiter based in Gaylord, Michigan.   Prior to his current assignment, Matt served in the Red Horse heavy construction unit and served 3.5 years in the Middle East.  He was deployed to the Middle East multiple times and was assigned to multiple bases in both Iraq and Afghanistan.  Matt received the Air Force Commendation medal twice, the Air Force Achievement medal four times, the Navy/Marine Corps Achievement medal and the Army Commendation medal twice.  In recognition of his service to our nation, and with deep appreciation and gratitude, the Northern Michigan Regional Chapter facilitated a Rocky Mountain Elk hunt For Matt with Corey Kristoff’s Classic Mountain Hunts in the fall of 2018.  Cory and Pam Kristoff fully donated this hunt.


United States Army veteran, Kevin Bradley served as a combat medic during Desert Storm and was the second 2018 Michigan Hero hunter.  Kevin, who is confined to a wheelchair and suffers from the effects of exposure to Agent Orange through birth from his father, who was a Vietnam veteran, hunted a Rocky Mountain Elk at Jack Pine Safari in Lewiston.  Kevin hunted the Thanksgiving Day weekend and killed a bull Elk.  Kevin’s hunt was fully provided by the Northern Michigan Regional Chapter.

To be considered for this program, a person must have served in the military and be capable of participating in a hunting experience.   Prior hunting experience is not required.  The Chapter will provide the use of hunting equipment and any necessary instruction.  If you or someone you know deserves the opportunity to become our next hero hunter please complete the form below.  

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