Fishing Behind the Lines

Alejandro Villanueva: From the Battlefield to the Football Field, Part 2

On the second of a two-part episode of Fishing Behind the Lines, Host Don Meissner takes two NFL players from the Pittsburgh Steelers fishing for bass, and pike near Massena, New York. Learn how Army Ranger, and combat veteran, Alejandro Villanueva transitioned from a life in the Army Rangers to playing for an NFL team. Alejandro’s teammate, Pittsburgh Steelers All Pro David DeCastro, joins them, as well as retired Sergeant Major Terry Sutton, who was Alejandro’s commanding officer in Afghanistan.

Thursday, November 22 at 4:00 am on 12.2

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  • Wednesday, November 21 at 9:30 am on 12.2

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Soldiers share their experiences in the Army while fishing is introduced as a natural way to relieve stress and features one of the most popular outdoor activities. Fishing Behind the Lines invokes the soldier’s story, their lives serving in the United States Military and its effect on their families, and their overall life experiences. Each episode highlights a day of fishing in one of the great lakes, regional streams or rivers. The series, Hosted by Don Meissner, with active duty or retired Soldiers as special guests will do much to link the military and civilian communities and foster national pride.