David Feherty helped open a driving range dedicated to CSM Jonathan Lankford,
David Feherty was an Irish professional golfer.
He came to the U.S. 17 years ago.
Throughout it, he maintained his Irish citizenship
A trip to entertain U.S. troops in Iraq changed that.
“That was the tipping point for me,” he said.
He gave up his Irish citizenship.
“I needed to be an American after I saw what they were doing;
“The United States is the greatest force for good in the world.
“It has been for a very long time,” he said.
Feherty has been to Iraq to entertain the troops twice.
He plans to be in Afghanistan at Thanksgiving,
He helped found the Troops First Foundation.
It will have 10 events for wounded U.S. soldiers this year.
“They are special people,” he said of our military.
“It’s their sacrifice that allows us to be the way we are.
“It’s inspiring to be around people like that.
“It’s been the greatest thing in the world for me.”
Be happy to welcome David Feherty to citizenship.
He reminds us of how special it is to be an American.
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