Soldiers Get Heroes' Welcome At The Wyndham

10:56 PM, Aug 19, 2012   |    comments
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Greensboro, NC -- The loudest applause during Sunday's final round of the Wyndham Championship probably followed a big shot or an incredible putt. But it wasn't the most meaningful cheer.

Before the leaders even hit the course, about 100 soldiers from Ft. Bragg walked through the Wyndham's entrance, which was lined by dozens of people who made sure to stop and show their appreciation.

"It was humbling [and] it was rewarding" to watch, said Brad Rable. Rable helped organize the effort. "It gave perspective on what these young men and women deserve but sometimes don't get all the time."

Rable's company, United Guaranty, is sponsoring a "military outpost" -- a pair of special tents near the 10th and 18th holes where servicemen and servicewomen could gather.

"It makes us feel good about what we do," Sgt. Caleb Turnbough, a member of the Army's 82nd Airborne, said. "It makes us feel good that we have to leave our families for 12 or 15 months at a time, come back and then have people actually appreciate that we are sacrificing a lot of time, a lot of energy doing the things a lot of people don't want to do."

WFMY News 2

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