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Golf tournament raises money for wounded warriors

Leondrae Rice receives check from Wounded Minuteman organization Leondrae Rice receives check from Wounded Minuteman organization

The second-annual Wounded Minuteman Golf Tournament was held Monday at the Pine Creek Golf Course in Purvis.

Nearly 200 golfers took part in the tournament that helps raise awareness and money for Mississippi wounded veterans.

Leondrae Rice, Logan Hathorn, and Norris Galatas, were each presented a check for more than 8900. All three were wounded in either Iraq or Afghanistan.

"I'm happy that somebody has taken the time to honor us soldiers," said Rice. "It feels good to know we are not forgotten."

"This is amazing," said Hathorn. "The Mississippi National Guard has been by my side along with my family and friends."

"It has opened my eyes, my ears, and my mind to the people that have remembered me," said Galatas.

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