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Folds of Honor Golf Bag Honoring Sgt. Gary A. “Andy” Eckert
In December, Notre Dame men’s golfers Hunter Ostrom, Davis Chatfield and Palmer Jackson represented the Irish at The Patriot All-America Golf Tournament. Each golfer played in honor of a fallen or severely injured soldier by carrying a golf bag bearing the name of a soldier.
The trio of Irish golfers received a card with the soldier’s story, so they can be familiar with who that person was, what they represented and how they were killed or wounded in action. At the conclusion of the tournament, the golf bags were shipped to the players’ schools and now being auctioned off with all proceeds benefiting the Folds of Honor Foundation, which provides post-secondary educational scholarships for children and spouses of military service men and women killed or disabled while in active service.
This bag was used by Palmer Jackson and signed by all of the golfers that he played with during the tournament.
Palmer Jackson honored Sgt. Gary A. “Andy” Eckert of the U.S. Army, who hailed from Toledo, Ohio. Eckert was assigned to the 983rd Engineer Battalion, U.S. Army Reserve based in Monclova, Ohio, where he was serving as a carpentry and masonry specialist. On May 8, 2005, SGT Eckert died of injuries sustained when an improvised explosive device detonated near his Humvee in Samarra, Iraq. He was 24 years old.
Learn more about Folds of Honor at https://www.foldsofhonor.org.