04.12.08 10 years ago 6 Comments

85-year-old Robert Dunham had a hole-in-one this week. Not impressed? Well, he's also legally blind:

Playing with a group of fellow blind veterans enrolled in a Veterans Affairs health care system program, Dunham's volunteer assistant lined him up with the ball, handed him a 9-iron and stepped back. Dunham swung through the ball, hit it squarely and it landed softly on the green, taking one hop before nestling into the bottom of the cup. Dunham's group erupted into a cacophony of cheers and high-fives. The World War II vet's first reaction? "I thought they were kidding me," Dunham said. "I told them, 'You guys better not be pulling my leg.'"

He went on to add, "Like when we had to pull the belly-gunner's leg out of the ball-turret over Germany. Man, there was blood everywhere." World War II vets have the best stories. -KD

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