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Vail Veterans Program’s summer golf a little about golf, a lot about life
August 29, 2017

WOLCOTT — Alex DeVilling hits golf balls so far he should file a flight plan. DeVilling is a long-drive professional and was one of the golf experts helping this week’s Vail Veterans Program summer golf group at Red Sky Ranch & Golf Club in Wolcott. He spent much of his morning teaching the guys how… Read more »

Service dog Sgt. Maximus Charger and his veteran owner’s bond can’t be broken
July 27, 2017

VAIL — Injured paratrooper Philipe Herrera and his three-legged service dog understand each other. “We bonded right away. We’re both a little broken,” Philipe said, smiling. Herrera and his family — wife Christie and children Alyssa, Hannah and Joshua — are in town for the Vail Veterans Program summer family session. “Programs like this are… Read more »

Heroes having fun: Vail Veterans Program hosts injured vets, families

  VAIL — Briana Irwin’s smile was as bright as the Colorado sky as she careened down a zipline. The Irwin clan is in Vail as part of this week’s Vail Veterans Program group. Twelve-year-old Briana flashed a smile as she admitted she was hesitant about ziplining. It’s OK to be apprehensive, even scared, said an amputee… Read more »

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Vail Veterans Program’s summer golf a little about golf, a lot about life

August 29, 2017

WOLCOTT — Alex DeVilling hits golf balls so far he should file a flight plan.

DeVilling is a long-drive professional and was one of the golf experts helping this week’s Vail Veterans Program summer golf group at Red Sky Ranch & Golf Club in Wolcott. He spent much of his morning teaching the guys how to hit golf balls as far as he does.

They can’t, of course. Almost no one can, but the fun is in trying.

Devilling shattered a watermelon, drove balls through a sheet of plywood and launched golf balls practically through the hole in the ozone.

He hit a box of Titleist, which is to say that he teed up a box containing a 12-pack of Titleist golf balls and hit it. The box went further than most of us can hit a ball. Fourteen heroes laughed out loud as they basked in the morning sun at Red Sky Ranch. They laughed a lot this week.

This is the Vail Veterans Program’s seventh annual Red Sky Ranch session. Time flies when you’re doing good and having fun.

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