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Commander Pete Oswald Golf Tournament- Bellingham, WA

Date
September 6, 2019
Time
8:00am - 5:00pm
Location
Shuksan Golf Club
1500 E Axton Rd,
Bellingham, WA 98226
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Commander Pete Oswald Memorial Golf Tournament benefiting Special Operations Warrior Foundation, Navy SEAL Foundation, and Whatcom Dollars for Scholars will take place September 6, 2019.

The Commander Pete Oswald Memorial Golf Tournament is an annual event held to provide a day of camaraderie and philanthropy that honors the memory of Commander Pete Oswald, fallen Navy SEAL.

Pete was a highly respected Naval Officer possessing a rich array of interests. He loved nature and the outdoors, especially hunting and fishing. He appreciated the complexity of fly fishing and became proficient at tying flies. He valued the arts and literature and enjoyed writing; he wrote poetry as well as two novels. He dabbled in gardening and was an accomplished and inventive chef.

Those who knew him best remember the love he had for his family. Following his return from the Persian Gulf, Pete married Jenny Noren. His devotion to and affection for her was obvious in all that he did. They had three daughters: Sarah, Ali, and Maggie. Those traits were never more evident than in his family relationships. His loving calm, when surrounded by the chaos that three little girls can sometimes create, was something to behold! Since Pete’s death, Jenny has modeled grace and strength, raising their girls in a way that would make Pete proud.

Pete will always be sorely missed by his family and friends who, in honor of his memory and legacy, have chosen to support the good works of three remarkable Foundations by making them beneficiaries of the tournament. 

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