They are carting for a cause, active duty coast guard members driving across the country to raise awareness for veterans and injured soldiers. They made a stop here in the Quad Cities.
Chief Electrician Ray Rehberg of the United States Coast Guard was teaching a class when the idea hit him.
“I talked to my ship mates and said hey, has anyone ever driven across the country in a golf cart?”
That is where the journey began and now a year later, Ray and his shipmates have loaded up a golf cart and are traveling coast to coast.
The 28 day trip from California to their hometown of Yorktown, Virginia is to raise money and awareness for veterans and The Wounded Warrior Project.
Along the way, the group will stop at various V.A. hospitals and VFW’s including this one in Davenport.