The Exchange Club of Fort Bend is hosting their annual Duck Golf Classic Tournament, Monday, October 24, at Pecan Grove Country Club.
“We are honored to announce Lieutenant Daniel Ebarb and his wife, Sherri, will serve as Honorary Co-Chairs for this popular event,” said Candace Cagle, chairman, Duck Golf Classic, and Exchange Club of Fort Bend member.
Americanism is one of the four values of the Exchange Club and service projects which are based upon this theme will be at the forefront of the club’s activities this year.
“We can think of no greater Americanism service project than to honor our veterans who have served in the armed forces, fighting for every American’s liberties and freedom. Lt. Ebarb was one of those in the Army who fought for all of us. Yet, he returned home paralyzed, due to a sniper’s bullet,” said Cagle.
Lt. Ebarb’s class at West Point, known as the Class of 9/11, was the first to complete all four years knowing after graduation in 2005, the war would be waiting for them. Just over a year later, while making safety rounds in Iraq, Lt. Ebarb was shot in the neck by a sniper. The injury left him paralyzed from the chest down.
While at Walter Reed, he was promoted to First Lieutenant by Secretary of Defense, Donald Rumsfeld. The following day, he and Sherri flew to Houston to the Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center, Spinal Cord Unit. It was during this time, the couple decided to settle in Missouri City.
Lt. Ebarb was medically retired from the Army in April 2007, having earned the Ranger Tab, Airborne Badge, Combat Infantry Badge and Purple Heart. Today, Daniel continues to serve our nation in his position with the Federal Government.
A portion of the proceeds from the Duck Golf Classic will be used to address the needs of wounded soldiers who have returned home from Iraq and Afghanistan.