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A few swings for wounded warriors

Updated: Jun 6, 2020

Cong. Martin Lancaster with Dan Hernandez (L) and Vincent Moore (R). Despite losing a leg in Afghanistan, Dan won the tournament’s long-drive competition.

No matter how many times you see the indomitable spirit of American soldiers, it’s still a heartening experience.

On July 28, Dawson & Associates was honored to lend its support to a great cause.  We were part of a golf tournament sponsored by the U.S. Association of Former Members of Congress to benefit wounded warriors.

Maj. Gen. (Ret) Don Riley and I had the chance play golf with some remarkably inspiring players including a young man named Daniel Hernandez, an amputee and wounded warrior from Afghanistan.

Despite his war injuries, Dan won the day’s long-drive competition, which shouldn’t be too surprising since several universities recruited him to play golf out of high school.  But college golf wasn’t ambitious enough for Dan so he followed his family tradition and joined the Marine Corps.

Early in his deployment he lost a leg to an IED.  Dan now works as Deputy Director of the Warrior Pavilion at Ft. Belvoir and helps wounded warriors.  He and his wife are expecting their first son, who will be named Corey after Dan’s friend who was killed in the same IED attack.

Also with us was Master Sgt. (Ret) Vincent Moore, a disabled veteran who runs a non-profit called Salute Military Golf Association. SMGA gets wounded warriors out of their homes and treatment centers and onto golf courses.  Vince is a long ball hitter and all-around great guy!

Let him tell you what he does in his own words:

H. Martin Lancaster Senior Counselor

A member of the Dawson & Associates’ team since 2009, Cong. Martin Lancaster (NC) represented North Carolina in the Congress from 1987 to 1995.


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