BC40 brings army captain out on hunt of a lifetime

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GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. Army Captain Jeremy Linn is getting ready to embark on an adventure he's been dreaming of his entire life, all thanks to Base Camp 40.

"I have life goals that have still yet been unattained," Linn said. "Once I do those, then if the good Lord sees fit, then he can go ahead and take me, but I have some things I want to do first."

Jeremy Linn was diagnosed with esophageal and liver cancer this past March.

He heard about what Base Camp 40 does for veterans and less than two weeks after contacting the local non-profit, he's in Grand Junction preparing for a two and a half day hunt.

"Spending their resources and their time and their energy on making sure I get to enjoy something I love doing," Linn said. "You can't put words around it."

When Linn arrived at Grand Junction Regional Airport, he was greeted by an entourage from the Colorado Patriot Guard.

"I truly feel honored and a privilege," he said. "Not everybody gets to do this. If everybody could, it wouldn't be so special."

Linn along with his father and Base Camp 40 volunteers will be hunting on Glade Park Friday through Sunday morning.

"These guys gave a lot for us, so it's just a little bit of something we can give back to them," said Brian Lurvey, a Base Camp 40 volunteer.

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