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Christopher "Ben" Wilson

U.S. Marine Corps
Warrior Open Participant 2019

Sergeant Christopher B. Wilson, U.S. Marine Corps, Ret. enlisted in the Marine Corp in 2003.  For three months, he served as an ammo tech in a reserve unit.  He transferred to active duty and deployed to Iraq as a LAAD gunner in support of the 13th Marine Expeditionary Unit. 

In 2009, Wilson deployed once again to Iraq.  He was injured when the building he was standing near obtained indirect fire.  Wilson experienced a blast-related head trauma.  During another convoy patrol, he sustained a traumatic brain injurywhen the vehicles ahead of his hit an improvised explosive device and an RKG-3 anti-tank grenade.  He was medically retired from active duty in 2016.

Wilson has used golf to deal with military related issues and to reach struggling veterans.  During his first month of retirement, he began working in the golf industry and is currently working on becoming a PGA professional.  Wilson is an active member of the Veteran Golfers Association and many other military golf organizations teaching veterans the game of golf.  

Currently, Wilson lives in Southport, NC, with his wife Jennifer.  He works as an Assistant Golf Professional at St. James Plantation, a Troon owned facility.  He is active in fundraisers for military organizations, including the Folds of Honor Foundation.

For his service, he has been awarded many awards and ribbons.  

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