Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point --
The greens are rolled, the fair ways cut, and the golf carts’ low hum can be heard around the Sound of Freedom Golf Course as the shotgun style tournament begins.
Marines and civilians competed in a four-man, best ball golf tournament to raise money for the Navy Marine Corps Relief Society at the air station golf course, April 20.
NMCRS is a program that helps Marines and Sailors in need of assistance with finances, advice, counseling and other life issues.
“I think that the NMCRS is a great program that is a vital help to Marines and Sailors in need,” said GySgt. David P. Morgan, Marine Transport Squadron 1 squadron gunnery sergeant. “I have first hand experience as I ran the NMCRS, while in New York, and was able to issue checks on many occasions to help out our troops.”
Morgan said he was in charge of organizing this year’s NMCRS fundrive events including the golf tournament.
According to Morgan, the golfers raised more than $600 for the NMCRS.
“I feel it is our responsibility as leaders to show our junior troops that being a Marine is more than just doing our job from 7 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.,” said Morgan. “We have to go above and beyond the call of duty.”