Disabled Vet’s Chance Encounter With Ernie Els

A story by Jose Lambiet of the PALM BEACH POST has officially made Ernie Els my favorite golfer.

Ernie Els Quietly Honors Disabled American Veterans

(My guy)

One day after yet another disappointing finish at The Masters (18th), an unprompted Els, with no media in sight, took time to brighten the day of three seriously disabled military veterans. The golfer was at a waterside bar in Jupiter, FL., Monday when he saw the three men on a docked fishing boat.

One of the men was Josh Schichtl, a veteran of three Iraq tours who’s married with two children. Schichtl lost an eye, facial bones and most of his teeth in a double road-side bombing in Iraq 2007. Most recently, he’s endured eight surgeries and has rehabbed at Walter Reed Army Medical Center for over two years.

Schichtl related the story about Els: Read more…