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Meet the Warriors: The New Guys
The George W. Bush Presidential Center announced the roster for this year’s Warrior Open, a competitive 36-hole golf tournament for United States military personnel seriously wounded or injured since September 11, 2001. The Warrior Open, part of the Bush Institute's Military Service Initiative, honors the service, sacrifice, and resilience of our post-9/11 veterans and military families. This year’s tournament will take place on September 29-30, 2015 at Las Colinas Country Club in the Dallas area.
The first day of play, September 29, will be open only to the 25 warriors selected for this year’s tournament. The second day, September 30, will be a Pro-Am, including PGA Tour professionals and the warriors.
This year we’ve selected 13 returning warriors and 12 new warriors to compete in the two-day tournament. Meet the new guys:
Sergeant First Class Phil Bell, USA, Ret. Orland Park, IL;
Staff Sergeant Zach Collett, USA, Ret. Washington Court House, OH;
Sergeant BJ Ganem, USMC, Ret. Reedsburg, WI;
Specialist Alexander Glenn-Camden, USA, Temecula, CA;
Sergeant First Class Jeremy Henderson, USA, Ret. Fountain, CO;
Chief Warrant Officer Jim Herring, USA, Roanoke Rapids, NC;
Staff Sergeant Drew Hillstrom, USA, Ret. North Bethesda, MD;
Major David Hodges, USA, Tampa, FL;
Command Sergeant Major Billy Paul, USA, Ret. Phenix City, AL;
Staff Sergeant Jack Schumacher, USA, Ret. Annapolis, MD;
Captain Chris Turner, USA, Prattville, AL;
Sergeant Juan Velazquez, USA, Ret. Kissimmee, FL.
For more information on the Warrior Open or the Bush Institute’s Military Service Initiative, please visitwww.bushcenter.org/warrioropen or follow us on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Flickr and Instagram.
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