08/19/14 3:02pm
JOANN KIRKLAND PHOTO | Chrystyna Kestler talks about the latest efforts to enure the Strongpoint Theinert Ranch in New Mexico becomes a reality for active troops and veterans and their families and Gold Star family members who have lost relatives in war. Behind her is a tulip tree that was an anonymous gift to her in the wake of the death of her son, First Lieutenant Joseph J. Theinert in Afghanistan in June 2010.

JOANN KIRKLAND PHOTO |
Chrystyna Kestler talks about the latest efforts to enure the Strongpoint Theinert Ranch in New Mexico becomes a reality for active troops and veterans and their families and Gold Star family members who have lost relatives in war. Behind her is a tulip tree that was an anonymous gift to her in the wake of the death of her son, First Lieutenant Joseph J. Theinert in Afghanistan in June 2010.

When Chrystyna Kestler initially conceived of creating a ranch where active service members, veterans and Gold Star families could find respite and rehabilitation for a week at no cost, she picked land she and her husband owned in Magdalena, New Mexico. (more…)