Gene Wood was a gentleman.
Tall, slender, silvery-haired and distinguished in both looks and carriage.
I first met him when he started attending our Western Heritage Alliance meetings. That is the group started by the "5 angry ranchers" that grew to encompass hundreds of professionals and respected local organizations. Gene served as our border security expert and liaison to NAFBPO. Our first battle was with legislation creating border wilderness areas, with wilderness being the most restrictive and harmful designation to both ranchers and law enforcement. With Gene's help, we won that battle. It was only to Obama's onslaught of Executive Orders and Proclamations that we later fell victim.
Thank you Gene, for all you did for our nation, your agency and the "5 angry ranchers".