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Veterans give back to rangers at golf tournament

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SAVANNAH, GA (WTOC) -

Rangers and veterans hit the links at The Club at Savannah Harbor golf course for the 2nd Annual Ranger Golf Tournament.

The event began when veterans of the 75th Ranger Regiment decided that the "youngsters" serving our country could use a little R&R when they return home.

Proceeds from the event will benefit GallantFew, a national veteran support network which aims to reduce veteran unemployment, homelessness and suicide. 

"Oh, it's phenomenal. Savannah was a wonderful community to live in 20 years ago, and the love and the support Savannah has for the ranger battalion; I got to march in two of St. Patrick's Day parades, so I got to see it first hand. And for these rangers who are deployed all the time and may not get to march in a parade, for them to see that the local community really respects and loves what they do in order to protect them is very heartwarming." said Karl Monger, Executive Director, GallantFew.  

The event raised $3000 that will be donated to the 1st Ranger Battalion in support of the ranger ball in October.

Three members of the Ranger Hall of Fame and ranger veterans from Vietnam, the Iran Hostage Rescue, Grenada, Panama, Desert Storm, Iraq and Afghanistan participated.

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