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Wounded warriors welcomed with open arms

By Layron Livingston - bio | email

TYLER, TEXAS (KLTV) - Before they hit the green, six wounded warriors hit the tarmac outside the Jet Center of Tyler for an unexpected welcome.

Each of the servicemen are recovering from injuries they received in the line of duty.  They were flown in on a private jet, invited to Tyler to participate in a pro-am golf tournament at Willow Brook Country Club in Tyler. 

Army Specialist Victor Lewis, of Seattle, said the warm welcome was a sight to behold.  "It puts a smile on your face," he said.  "This is a big motivator."

Organizers say the event is held to honor those servicemen who have made extreme sacrifices for their country.  The golf tournament also helps raise money to help those wounded warriors and their families.

The pro-am begins at 10 a.m., Monday, at the Willow Brook Country Club. 

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