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Teeing Off To Honor A Fallen Solider

Dozens of teams teed off at a golf tournament honoring Army Sergeant Jason Swindle. The 24-year-old was killed in Afghanistan last September.
CABOT, AR- Friends of the Swindle family planned a golf tournament to honor Jason Swindle's life and help his family at the same time.

"It doesn't get any better than this," said Jerry Ashby with the Arkansas Patriot Guard.

The weather could not have been better Sunday afternoon as patriot guard riders led teams of golfers at the Cypress Creek Golf course in Cabot.

A parade of motorcycles ahead of the golfers leading them to their first hole,  players swinging the links in memory of the fallen soldier.

"Anytime we can stand in honor of a true American hero," said Ashby.

2000 patriot guard bikers were at Swindle's funeral last year when the Staff Sergeant was buried back home in Cabot.

And now many are back for someone they said was an inspiration to many.

"Jason was all of that and more he gave his life for my freedom and my country's freedom and it means the world to us," said Ashby.

Golfers playing to help raise money for the family left behind; rode through American flags  with the roar of motorcycles never far from ear shot.

"That's what we're all about standing in honor of our heroes."

You can still donate to the Swindle family by calling (501) 743-1258.

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