"Hi Karl! I just wanted to say a big THANK YOU to you for Gallant Few, everything they've done and you do. RRR last year opened so many doors for me. The hole in my heart after receiving my DD214 has been filled because of Drinkin Bros and Gallant Few. I thought the only way to fill that void would be to reenlist. I've been trying to for years and thought I would need to accept that and ignore the emptiness there. I have my next objective and a wonderful tribe surrounding me. I'm excited about where this path takes me. Thank you. - Jessica Stith 2017"
“Life is so funny. I've been struggling lately with a depression that 'Im unfamiliar with due to chronic pain. I'm sure you can relate as I saw that you had an MRI done for your spine yesterday. I have an appointment with a neurosurgeon next week and I'm hoping to begin Rehabilitation of some sort. Anyway, my motivation has been lacking and I've been feeling pretty low about myself since it's been difficult to exercise or get out and be physical or hold my girls or do a lot of everyday things. It's amazing to me that people so far away can make a post on Facebook at the exact time that I need to see it. I got that motivation from GallantFew last week. Then this morning I woke up to a message from Sue Peney to be her guest at the races at Churchill Downs on Survivor day in honor of her son. I was taken back and moved to tears that she would offer me that spot. Also she is going to acquire a ticket for me to go to the veterans of the year banquet in Louisville Kentucky the day after that.
My point is, this is an amazing family. And life is so funny and I am so grateful for the friends that I have made within gallantfew. I don't think that I can express that enough. I really really look forward to doing more and being around this crew more in the future.” - Jessica Stith"
Candyss B. 10/30/2017
Jessica - Thank you for your willingness to always share your thoughts. You are an amazing advocate and volunteer.
Last year I have the distinct privilege of meeting Karl Monger at a job fair put together by the Student Veteran Services of the University of North Texas where I was working as a Veteran peer mentor and still to this day the President of the Student Veteran Association. We were introduced by Michael Gutierrez who is a professor at UNT and a fellow Army Ranger. The immediate months after our introduction we were putting together a discussion panel proposal for the Student Veterans of America conference in San Antonio. Which was an in-depth discussion panel on how to foster student Veteran success. All the while participating in GallantFew events such as rock climbing and the upcoming 565 Run Ranger Run. We are currently figuring out ways to implement ideas gathered from all our interactions into every aspect of Veteran lives. Karl and GallantFew have been nothing short of amazing and integral in the Veterans who are involved with this great organization.
Candyss B. 10/27/2017
Jimmy - thank you for your thoughtfulness and for sharing your story. From the GallantFew team
Candyss B. 10/27/2017
Jimmy - Thank you for your thoughtfulness and for sharing. From the GallantFew team
This outfit has the veteran transition down to a well oiled machine. I enjoy volunteering my time at this organization because they have a clear and concise mission. If you are in a transition phase or have transitioned successfully from active duty, give them your time, you will not be disappointed.
Candyss B. 10/27/2017
Jay!!!! Thanks so much for your thoughtfulness and for sharing your story. From the GallantFew team
I became involved with GallantFew through the rotary club that I am involved with, and have come to know Karl and the work that he does with veterans as exceptional. I have seen firsthand how much GallantFew makes a positive and lasting impact for veterans who are struggling with PTSD and/or with the transition back into a civilian life. It is an incredible organization that is absolutely necessary, not only for veterans, but to create awareness for civilians, such as myself, to help out those who served and protected as much as possible.
Candyss B. 10/27/2017
Sabrina -- Thanks so much for your thoughtfulness and for sharing your story. We appreciate your generosity. From the GallantFew team
I have volunteered with gallantfew. The group will not only encourage and "help", but from my expereince, analyze the needs of the ranger, and put together a team to handle each specific problem with full follow through.
I help identify new veteran sign ups and prove their military service. I also blog about my transition and military experiences on the TNAV website something I really enjoy! These opportunities have given me a new approach to healing, and at the same time, an opportunity to feel apart of something greater than myself. I highly recommend GallantFew, Inc and encourage any service member leaving active duty to reach out to GallantFew, Inc.
I am a wounded veteran that served overseas in OIF with 2/75, I understand the importance of a solid network in order to become successful. GallantFew has given me an opportunity that every veteran transitioning from active duty should be given. The GallantFew is the new world veteran support system.
As many of you may know, I am the newsletter editor/writer for GallantFew, Inc. -- the Veteran Transition organization founded by Ranger Karl Monger. GallantFew is available to assist any veteran in developing a life after service. Please give us a look and a rating! Thank you very much!
GallantFew Inc. and Karl Monger have done an excellent job of locating veterans in need of aid and providing whatever sort of assistance they need whether the aid be financial, spiritual, moral or otherwise. GallantFew Inc. truly embodies the spirit of "No Man Left Behind" and works to fulfill it to the greatest possible extent every day. They work tirelessly and selflessly to aid every fellow veteran possible. Karl Monger and GallantFew Inc. utilize the Ranger motto: Sua Sponte & live up to the Ranger Creed every day. GallantFew shows that Rangers really do lead the way!
This has got to be the best non-profit that I've seen out there for Veterans! It's veteran led, has clear direction and is not just an employment service. Best of all, it's not in it for the money.
After months of suffering during my transition both professionally and personally, I decided that I needed to get back in the game. I wasn't happy at work because I wasn't being challenged and I had lost that comaraderie that I had in the Army. And the saying, "If you're happy at home, then you'll be happy at work and vis-a-versa" was taking me on a rollercoaster ride. I felt stuck and stagnant.
By getting involved with the organization, I feel like myself again.
AFter watching an insightful and heart-warming introduction to some vounteers of Gallant Few and some brave and truly gallant veterans on a filmed interview, I corresponded with the contact person of The Gallant Few, Karl Monger at their web address. As a nonmilitary citizen I have had much difficulty being able to find ways to show my appreciation to military personnel and their families in a concrete way.
With energy and enthusiasm Karl immediately responded and patiently assisted me in joining the Gallant Few as a volunteer via internet. He has assisted me in accessing volunteers in other states as I make plans to establish a monthly local networking event for veterans here in my home state, CT. This event can be reviewed at the Gallantfew.org under the heading First Saturdays and I am happy to say that I am meeting a general manager at a family owned restaurant in Groton CT tomorrow!
There are many earnest and well intentioned persons who would like to be supportive change agents for our military heroes and I can vouchsake that the Gallant Few is definately one which is making a positive difference. I was glad to become a volunteer because when an organization can do great things with a limited budget...then that organization has shown itself as a strong foundation for me to invest my time and energies in.
Having served in Vietnam with Airborne/Rangers I am familiar with the difficulties often faced when returning to civilian life. Gallant Few, under the direction of Karl Monger, is doing a great job in mentoring these returning Warriors and I speak from first hand experience
It is a worthwhile organization that is doing a worthwhile job in a time of need.
I served with B Co. 1/75 from 1992-1994 while Ranger Karl Monger was the S3/Operations Officer for the 1st Ranger Battalion.
I came across Karl again last year through a mutual friend and when he told me about Gallant Few and it's mission I knew this was something I had to be a part of.
I left active duty rather suddenly after a service-connected injury and although my transition worked out fine I sure could have used Gallant Few and the mentorship that's offered. I'm NOT a combat veteran and I don't face any issues as a result of having served in combat, but I'd do whatever I could for one of my brothers that does.
Serving in the Army is noble and honorable but I've never experienced or witnessed a bond between individuals that may have never even met each other before like I have within the Ranger Regiment community and Gallant Few takes that bond even further.
If my efforts are enough to make a difference in just one Rangers life, than it makes it all worth it.