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Wounded Warrior

(HawaiiNewsNow) - There really is no way to fully thank them, but find out how you can help give back to our wounded warriors. We're talking to a Wounded Warrior who tells us his story. Also, the Honolulu Navy League will show you how to get involved with the 9th Annual Navy League Golf Tournament.

Wounded Warrior John Bates joined us in studio to tell us his story.

"First of all, I must be one of the most blessed people in the world because in spite of the things bad that have happened in life, I've had a very great life. I was hit by a gun round through my right chest, took out much of my right lung, left knee, still carry a bit of metal there, and some stays trapped in the left foot. So in spite of all that, I was medically retired from the Marine Corps, as sergeant, back in 1968, and then in 1975 I was able to compete for a commission, and 30 years later they finally decided okay, it's time for me to go to greener pastures," he described.

David Livingston from the U.S. Navy League explained how the U.S. Navy league helps all the members of the military services. They're the gap between what's provided and what's really needed. They also work with other sponsors to fill the requests of Wounded Warriors like John Bates.

Also, if you'd like to volunteer, you don't have to be an armed service member to actually join the Navy League.

It's the 9th Annual Navy League Golf Tournament to fundraise for the Wounded Warriors. They're still looking for more golfers and prizes if you'd like to volunteer or donate visit Honolulu Navy League.

Navy League Golf Tournament at Joint Base Pearl Harbor Hickam, Malama Bay Golf Course

Friday, August 31, 2012

Check in at 10:30 a.m.

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