Golf Scramble Raises Funds for Memorial

Capt. Ariana Roscoe
Brigade Troops Battalion Public Affairs

FORT HOOD, Texas — 68 golfers teed up for charity Sept. 24 at the 13th Corps Support Command Association’s second Annual Golf Tournament Scramble at the Courses of Clear Creek to raise funds for the Fallen Soldier Memorial.

The event raised a total of $3,300 according to the association's Senior Leader, retired Command Sgt. Maj. Daniel Elder. So far a total of $ 43,017 has been raised for the memorial and the association needs roughly $63,000 to complete the memorial.

Seventeen teams of four began competing for the best score in three nine-hole courses at 9 a.m. and finished around 11:30 a.m. with barbeque, beer, and soda. Commemorative plaques and mugs were awarded to teams that raised the most money and to top scoring individuals.

4th Sustainment Brigade, Brigade Troops Battalion Commander, Lt. Col. John Hickey, whose unit supported the event and attributed its success to teamwork and effort, said “we are happy to have been able to apply military horsepower for this worthy cause."

The Fallen Soldier Memorial is currently being built to pay tribute to the Soldiers who have served with any unit assigned to the 13th Sustainment Command (Expeditionary) organization, formally known as 13th COSCOM.

The association officially broke ground in June and hopes to dedicate the memorial sometime in June of next year upon the return of 13th ESC from their 12-month Iraq deployment, according to Terry Robinson, a major memorial donor and owner of Graphic Concepts.

The memorial will be located at the Guidon Parade Field next to the 13th ESC headquarters
building on Support Avenue.

The classic design will display names of fallen Soldiers on inlayed square stone pieces on a brick wall approximately nine-feet wide and four-feet tall. A podium with the 13th ESC’s unit insignia will mark the location.

The primary fundraiser for the memorial is the Buy-A-Brick program, which is a partnership between 13th COSCOM Association and Bricks-R-Us. Individuals can purchase a 4x8 or 8x8 brick with inscribed names of their choosing and it will be paved into the memorial walkway.


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Ronnie Schoepf, the winner of the Longest Drive In The Fairway Award and the owner of Schoepf's Barbecue, swings with passion. Mr. Schoepf donated over $250 dollars worth of quality hometown cooking for the event's barbecue. (U.S. Army Photo by Capt. Ariana Roscoe)

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Capt. Sarah Thompson, the Brigade Troops Battalion Personnel Officer-in-Charge is all smiles after a golf swing during the golf competition. (U.S. Army Photo by Capt. Ariana Roscoe)


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Capt. Todd Eaves, the headquarters and Headquarters Commander for 1st Medical Brigade - Rear Detachment practices for his hole-in-one shot. (U.S. Army Photo by Capt. Ariana Roscoe)

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Capt. Blas De la Garza, the Brigade Troops Battalion Operations Officer-in-Charge of 4th Brigade Troops Battalion swings with spirit at the 13th COSCOM Annual Golf Tournament. (U.S. Army Photo by Capt. Ariana Roscoe)