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This tournament was very personal for the golfers involved, because they played with a local soldier and friend in mind who lost both his legs while at war.
The rain didn't stop the reason...
So even in less than ideal conditions these men continue to golf.
Blair Durham says, “We are out here to raise awareness that there are soldiers and marines out there fighting terrorism and all those things that we remember from 9-11 and we want to raise awareness and money to say thanks.”
This tournament at Gaylord Springs Golf Course is just one fundraiser during the Deleck week of hope.
This year the tournament will raise money for "Not Alone" and Wounded Warriors- programs that help soldiers returning from combat transition mentally and physically.
But there is one local soldier that is the driving force behind these golfers.
Blair Durham says, “There is a young man named Andrew Wilson who is a buddy of mine's son who lost both of his legs in Afghanistan.”
We spoke with Andrew's father, Cliff, who was visiting Andrew as he underwent his last surgery at Walter Reed Army Medical Center
He shared with us his son's challenges and triumphs after Andrew returned home almost a year ago....
Including running with the same type of prosthetic legs as an Olympic athlete....
Cliff Wilson says, “He had gotten that same type of running leg and then about a week and a half later he had this last surgery and that kind of put him back but he hopes to be back up in those running legs in a few weeks.”
And what support like the golf tournament means for his son....
Wilson says, “He has been amazed by the community support it just makes him feel good about the city I think everyone welcoming home an injured soldier it makes him feel really good.”
Even in the rain more than 30 people came out to the golf tournament... They told us it's just a small sacrifice compared to the one Andrew made for his country.
The Andrew Wilson fund has been set up at regions bank to help Andrew as he continues to recover and starts a life after the Army.
Monday, October 1 2012, 10:24 PM CDT
2 appellate court judges are stepping down
May 24, 2013 21:29 GMT
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- Two Tennessee appellate court judges have notified Gov. Bill Haslam that they will not run for another term on the bench in the August 2014 retention election.
Patricia J. Cottrell, a judge on the Court of Appeals, and Joseph M. Tipton, who sits on the Court of Criminal Appeals bench, will both leave after September of next year.
The announcements come after the state legislature left Tennessee without a way to replace judges who step down or die when a commission expires at the end of next month.
Members of the soon-to-be-defunct Judicial Nominating Commission will make recommendations for replacements to give to Haslam before the panel expires. Haslam will appoint the replacements from those recommendations.
US durable goods orders rise 3.3 percent in April
WASHINGTON (AP) -- U.S. orders for long-lasting manufactured goods rebounded in April, buoyed by more demand for military and civilian aircraft and an increase in business investment.
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