SSgt. Keifer Davis and SSgt. David Moerman with John and Stan
|David lines up a putt.|
Between them, they've done multiple tours in Kuwait and Iraq, these two U.S. Army staff sergeants, one a reconnaissance specialist, the other assigned to a Patriot missile battery. Today they shot 18 adventurous holes of golf at Stonebrooke with two sponsoring duffers as part of a charity fundraiser called "Beyond the Yellow Ribbon."It was great fun spending a beautiful afternoon with Kiefer Davis, 25, and David Moerman, 27, especially when the beer cart gal carded the two handsome dudes. The event was a golf scramble, a collaborative team outing where you only play the best hit ball --- and don't care how many others get wet.
Let the record show that the vets contributed as much as the active-duty lads and together the Army team put up a respectable performance, well under par.
The sergeants are now assigned to the Army Recruiting Office near France and Old Shakopee Road in Bloomington, so you might say they are presently in sales. After the round, Kiefer looked in his trunk and found an Army t-shirt for Stan; they promised to earmark more swag at their recruiting office, and pledged to not try re-enlist the old draftee when he comes by to pick up the stuff. For his part, Stan donated a couple dozen assorted yard balls to their golf bags.
Kiefer is from Burnsville, David from Worthing, South Dakota.
Stan's partner today was John Skarhus, an artful dodger whose short game, time and again, kept the foursome out of trouble.
Flags, flags, flags fluttered in a fresh autumn breeze from the parking lots to the 18th hole as sponsors and supporters did their best to show appreciation to the men and women who serve this country.