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In 2008, I struggled with a very difficult deployment to Iraq. I returned to the fire department in Austin and reintegrated successfully. However, I longed to get deployed again. In 2012, I got my wish.
During this deployment to Afghanistan, I worked with some of the best leaders, Soldiers, Airmen and Foreign Nationals you can imagine. My call sign was "Dagger 27." I owe everything to my Platoon - 2nd Plt., Dagger Company; without them, none of this would be possible.
Upon my return from Afghanistan, it was difficult reintegrating back to the United States. I medically retired from the Military and I was unable to return to my original job as a firefigher: I now needed something to do.
After I received my Master's degree from Georgetown University, I struggled with the idea of working 9-5. Luckily, I noticed an ad for the Harvey Penick Golf Course in Austin, Texas. They were introducing a new sport: FootGolf. Having a soccer background, I found this sport to be intriguing enough for me to try it out. Enough said!! I was hooked. I played for the next 5 months straight - everyday. I traveled to France, Holland, Acapulco, Mexico City, Honduras and many states here in the U.S. The therapeutic effect it had on me was extremely beneficial.
After an incredible year, I now want to introduce this fairly new sport to my fellow veterans. With over 20 million vets nation wide, the sky is the limit.