A U.S. military flag detail in Kabul, Afghanistan, led by Sergeant Major Eric K. Lukes, has commemorated the 2012 U.S. Open Sporting Clays Championship and Caribou Gun Club by holding a flag-flying ceremony and donating the flag to the club.
The commemorative flag, accompanied by a certificate, will be auctioned at the Shooter’s Banquet during next month’s U.S. Open. The certificate will be personalized with the winning bidder’s name. Proceeds from the American flag auction will be donated to Team USA.
The flag was flown at the New Kabul Compound, Afghanistan, during Operation Enduring Freedom on June 23, 2012 by Sergeant Major Eric K. Lukes and his flag detail. “I was very honored that one of our United States military personnel offered to commemorate the 2012 U.S. Open Sporting Clays Championship and the Caribou Gun Club with a flag-flying ceremony,” said Randy Voss, owner of Caribou Gun Club. “In turn, I want to give special recognition to SGM Lukes and his flag detail for their efforts and duty to protect and serve the United States of America.”
The U.S. Open Sporting Clays Championship will be held at Caribou Gun Club in LeSueur, MN, on July 16-22. To date, 854 people have registered to participate, and shooters can still register at Winscoreonline.com. Caribou Gun Club has assembled a wide array of guns to give away daily, along with other valuable prizes. In addition, Caribou is inviting the general public to experience the event. You can see all the plans for the event at the Caribou Gun Club website.