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Clip from Boots Brewing Segment

Clip from Boots Brewing Segment


[Dan Daughterty] My plan in life was to be a career
military officer and I chose the Marine Corps and I ended up deploying to Iraq
in 2006. At that point there was a lot of heavy IED activity, heavy sniper activity,
we were getting shot at and mortared. It was the morning of September 14th we
just cleared a Iraqi army outpost, got on the radio was looking out the window,
then everything went black. When I woke up, a piece of metal was sticking out of
my hand, and the vehicle was on fire, my gear was on fire, my body had been
peppered with shrapnel. I had no use of my right arm. [Maya] All of the vehicles
occupants survived but nerve damage to Dan’s arm forced him to retire from the
military. Eventually his wounds healed enough that he was able to become a
firefighter for the city of Watertown – a job where he still feels as though he’s
answering the call to serve others. But during the time he was recovering from
his wounds he also discovered a love of home brewing which would eventually
become a different sort of call. [Daugherty] I was trying to figure out okay what’s the
name that would mean something? I look over and there’s literally just a pile
of boots of mine. You obviously wear quite a few boots when you’re in the
Marines, being a firefighter, you wear large
bunker boots. I’ve got this pair of firefighting boots that I do brewing
work with and I’m just like “Boots Brewery, Watertown, New York” and I was like kind of said it out loud and like “that sounds great.” The picture that’s undergoing trademark process – those are the pair of boots that
I was wearing the night I got wounded and you know that’s a pair of boots that
literally has my blood on it so it’s got great meaning to me that the
I’m all in. Its, you know you, know blood, sweat, and tears kind of thing.


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