Thursday, June 5, 2008

Pictures from MCCC Golf

Paradise Point Golf Course, on base at Camp Lejeune, NC. Today was day one of the 5th Annual Marine Corps Celebrity Classic: Troop Scramble Day. This is the day where we play with active duty Marines. Warm on the course, but with the steady wind pleasant. I was paired with 29 year old Demolitions Sgt. John Leavens, who was joined by his wife Sabrina and six year-old son Damien on the back nine. John was a construction worker back home who joined the Marines after some workplace accidents injured his arms. “Heck, if I was going to get injured I figured I may as well join the camouflage gun club that we call the Marine Corps and have some real fun, “were his thoughts. Recently re-enlisted, John made Sgt. in a little over three years, just bought a nice home outside of Jacksonville and has a decent golf game. California comedian Scott Henry and Navy CWO4 De Frieze filled out the foursome, and the day was filled with laughs all around especially when, in front of us, play slowed down considerably due to fat white goose sunning by the lake on No. 5. No picture, sadly. The evening function brought players and sponsors together at Commanding General Bob Dickerson’s home, where the recently returned from Iraq, Marine Second Division band performed.

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