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Guardsmen cross country in golf carts for wounded warriors

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Posted at 10:07 PM, May 05, 2013
and last updated 2013-05-06 00:07:28-04

LEHI, Utah -- Members of the U.S. Coast Guard are traveling 3,941 miles to support the Wounded Warrior Project, and they are making that journey in golf carts.

The goal of the trip is raise awareness regarding wounded soldiers and to raise money for the cause. The vehicles are electrically powered and top out at about 25 miles per hour.

Senior Chief Electrician Steve Pacheco, Coast Guard, said he and his fellow guardsmen are seeing a great deal of generosity for those they’ve met so far.

“This is for raising money for wounded warriors, and getting veterans awareness —people are just pulling out their wallets, these small towns, you think they don't have a lot, and they're donating money right there for us: It's pretty neat to see."

The guardsmen were in Lehi Sunday and will be in Price on Monday. For more information on their journey, visit their website.