AUSA, ‘Gunstone’ team up to support wounded warriors
Staff Sgt. George F. Gutierrez,
212th Fires Bde. Public Affairs:
The Omar Bradley Chapter of the Association of the United States Army held their fourth annual Soldier Programs Golf Tournament at El Paso’s Butterfield Trail Golf Club May 24 to honor area wounded warriors.
Since 1950, AUSA has supported servicemembers through local community involvement and education and has advocated for Soldiers’ rights.
For Soldiers of the 212th Fires Brigade, the opportunity to participate and honor their wounded comrades holds a special meaning.
“I felt honored to support the wounded warriors,” said Pfc. Joshua D. Girard of Headquarters and Headquarters Battery, 212th Fires Bde. “I got to go out and have a good time while representing the unit. It was an opportunity that I could not pass up.”
“We take care of the Soldier,” said Al Hobbs, president of the Omar Bradley Chapter. “We are the voice of the Soldier, no matter if you are still on active duty or retired.”
AUSA supports wounded warriors with funding for a range of projects and activities and offers scholarships and funding to those wounded warriors who may be in need. The local chapter also supports unit functions, welcome home ceremonies and deployment parties.
“The AUSA fights for all Soldiers’ rights,” said Hobbs. “We appreciate the support of the Soldiers who participated. … We hope to see the Soldiers out here again next year.”
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