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Howell Instruments Sponsors Purple Heart
Recipient to Play Alongside PGA Pros

Howell Instruments is sponsoring a talented amateur golfer and wounded hero, Army Sergeant First Class (Ret.) John Faulkenberry to play with professionals and celebrities in the Dean & Deluca Invitational Pro-Am Tournament Wednesday, May 25 at Colonial Country Club in Fort Worth, Texas.

John Faulkenberry served his country with valorous distinction and spent nearly a decade overseas with multiple deployments. He served with the 173rd Airborne Brigade Combat Team in Afghanistan, where his unit was involved in some of the fiercest fighting outside a small village in the Korengal Valley. He was awarded the Bronze Star Medal with Valor for the actions he performed during combat, additionally he received the Purple Heart for wounds he sustained while performing combat operations. John uses golf for his recovery as a form of rehabilitation and return to normalcy.

With Howell’s sponsorship, he will get the fantastic opportunity as an amateur golfer to play in the Pro-Am alongside the PGA’s best. As the Skills4Life Program Director for Military Warriors Support Foundation, John continues to serve our nation by helping combat wounded veterans and their families develop relationships with mentors and fellow heroes. Part of John’s heroic efforts with his fellow servicemen is recounted in the New York Times bestseller, 'The Outpost: An Untold Story of American Valor' by Jake Trapper.

Howell CEO, Arthur “Shep” Brown, says, “I retired from the military before coming to work for Howell, and given that our company has been in business over 60 years with all branches of the military, I saw it as an excellent opportunity for us to give back. Our founder, John Howell, was a decorated WWII pilot, and avid amateur golfer, and we’ve participated the Colonial Pro-Am since the 1960’s. We are extremely proud and honored that John Faulkenberry will represent Howell this year, and our heart-felt thanks go out to all those who have served and sacrificed, and especially those still defending our freedom.”

For more information about Military Warriors Support Foundation, visit

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Howell Instruments, Inc. is a privately-owned aerospace engineering company headquartered in Fort Worth, Texas. With over six decades of aviation and engineering experience, Howell designs and produces leading-edge aviation solutions and products for military and commercial customers across the globe including: cockpit engine instrumentation, gas-turbine testing equipment, advanced airborne engine monitoring systems, test cell data acquisition systems. Howell Instruments provides specialized engineering services, as well as complete overhaul of ground support equipment.

About Military Warriors Support Foundation (MWSF) Military Warriors Support Foundation is a 501(c)(3) non-profit charity, founded by Retired Lieutenant General, Leroy Sisco in 2007. Our Mission is to provide support for our nation’s wounded heroes and Gold Star Families as they transition out of the military and into their new civilian life. This is a very fragile time for these heroes, and their families, and it is our goal to provide programs that facilitate a smooth and successful transition. Our programs focus on housing and homeownership, employment, as well as recreational activities and travel assistance. For more information on MWSF and all of their programs, please visit

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