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Soldier Golfs with President George W. Bush

October 31, 2011 1 minute Read by George W. Bush Presidential Center

Renee Passal | WDIO-TV

Brian Saaristo took up golf in 2007. He's a soldier originally from Cloquet, who lost his legs while serving in Iraq in 2006.

But he healed quickly, and got used to his prosthetic legs in record time, according to his doctors. Golfing helped him tremendously, he said.

He was able to use his golf skills in the first Warrior Open in Texas this month, which was put on by the Bush Center's Military Service Initiative.

"It was awesome. I'm able to show others that anything is possible," he said over the phone.

His family went with him, and even had dinner with Mr. and Mrs. Bush.

19 other veterans who had critical injuries from global war on terror also played in the tournament.

Some professional golfers, like Greg Norman, also participated.


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George W. Bush Presidential Center

PRESERVING HISTORY

GEORGE W. BUSH PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM

As the 13th presidential library, the Bush Library and Museum promotes an understanding of the American presidency, examines the specific time in history during which President Bush served, and provides access to official records and artifacts from the Bush Administration.

SHAPING THE FUTURE

THE GEORGE W. BUSH INSTITUTE

The Bush Institute is an action-oriented, nonpartisan policy organization that cultivates leaders, fosters policies to solve today’s most pressing challenges, and takes action to save and change lives. Our work is inspired by the principles that guide President and Mrs. Bush in public life.

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