MacArthur speaks to Veterans


The Veterans at the Library held their weekly meeting Monday, March 25, at the Franklin Memorial Library. With Chair Johnny Tapley presiding, there were 40 in attendance, including one new Veteran. Venoid Vann Irvin served in the U.S. Army, U.S. Army Reserves, U.S. Navy Reserves and the Georgia Army National Guard from November 13, 1968, until August 7, 2008. Vann served with the 382nd CSH and the 24 Infantry Division, 1st Calvary. His first 19 years was as an enlisted soldier and then the remainder of his service was as a commissioned officer rising to the rank of Captain. His duty stations were Germany, Saudi Dubai, Iraq, Kuwait, Bosnia and Panama. Douglas MacArthur presented his program on the PGA HOPE (Helping our Patriots Everywhere). Douglas is a PGA Teaching Professional that is starting a FREE program here in Swainsboro for Veterans to teach them how to play the game of golf and also for veteran golf players to improve their game. He is starting out with 20 participants (two ten-man groups) on Tuesday and Thursday mornings at the Swainsboro Country Club. For those Veterans that do not have golf clubs, they will be provided. If you are a veteran and would like to participate, please call Douglas MacArthur at 941-704-9200 or email him at Chair Johnny discussed the upcoming "Veterans Golf Tournament" scheduled for Saturday, May 18, at the Swainsboro Country Club. The first registered 18 teams of four will be the only participants. If you would like for your four-man team to be one of the participants, please contact John Tapley at 478-494-2517. Also, if you would like to be a HOLE sponsor, please also contact Johnny.