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WTOC Senior Active: Charles Riggs

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Charles Riggs could spend hours watching the golfers from his porch in Southbridge, if he wasn't too busy being one of them.

"I play as much as I can,'' said Riggs. "I enjoy getting out. I play with a neighbor here, we're both 92, so we play nine holes and enjoy it.''

Riggs has Perhaps never enjoyed a day on the course more so than when he made his second hole in one recently.

"I'm proud of that because my two boys were with me,'' said Riggs. "One lives in Florida and one lives near Athens. They were both here that day and we had a good time. I always enjoy playing with them.''

Riggs didn't take up golf until he was 60 years old after 36 years active duty in the Army and the Georgia Air National Guard.

"I was one of the original members that started the unit in 1946,'' he said.

The veteran of World War II and the Korea War is the last surviving member of the 158th, which would become the 165th Airlift Wing.

In addition to golf, he exercises regularly to stay as active as possible.

"I work out at the Y,'' he said. "I try to get in about four or five days a week .In addition to God's help and our doctors, I feel it's so important to have exercise and that's what keeps me going.''

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