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American Valor Patriot Program at National Baseball Hall of Fame

Thank you to the National Baseball Hall of Fame for the opportunity to be part of a great day at Doubleday Field this past Saturday, July 20th! Act of Valor President Peter Fertig, Retired Command Sergeant Major and Education Committee Chair Steve Curtis and USMC Gunnery Sergeant and 2018 Jerry Coleman Award winner¬† John Rose […]

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Act of Valor Award Recipient Mr. Johnny Bench on Hall of Fame, Act of Valor Patriot Program

The podcast team of Nathaniel Cameron and Tyler Buchholz had the privilege of sitting down with the greatest catcher to ever live, class of 1989 National Baseball Hall of Fame member Johnny Bench. Previewing the Hall of Fame weekend festivities and the Foundation’s role in the Act of Valor Patriot Program, Johnny talks about the […]

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Bob Feller Major League Debut 83 Years Ago

The 17 year old Bob Feller’s first official major league appearance came on July 19th in the eighth inning of a game against the Washington Senators in Griffith Stadium that the Indians were losing 9-2. Feller plunked the first batter, Red Kress, in the ribs with a wild curveball. Then, throwing only fastballs, Feller retired […]

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United States Naval Academy Graduate Noah Song Begins Professional Baseball Career

An interesting read on the Boston Red Sox Mr. Noah Song, a recent graduate of the United States Naval Academy, beginning his career in professional baseball with the Lowell Spinners: https://www.capitalgazette.com/sports/navy/ac-cs-song-joins-spinners-0711-20190710-hzo3o7r3nnav3ijpgklypwx6bu-story.html

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Congratulations Andrew Spinnenweber of United States Merchant Marine Academy on signing professional baseball contract

Congratulations to right handed pitcher Andrew Spinnenweber from the United States Merchant Marine Academy on signing a professional baseball contract with the Gary SouthShore RailCats of the American Association. Andrew was coached by Act of Valor Board of Directors member Lou Bernardi and becomes the second service academy baseball player to sign a professional contract […]

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Pete Alonso, 2019 Home Run Derby Champion, Supporting Wounded Warrior Project and Tunnel To Towers

Congratulations to New York Mets rookie Pete Alonso for winning the 2019 home run derby this week! Pete is donating part of his earnings to the Wounded Warrior Project and Tunnel To Towers. The Wounded Warrior Project honors and empowers wounded warriors. Tunnel To Towers honors military and first responders who continue to make the […]

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American Valor Podcast During MLB All-Star Week: Merchant Marine Academy Pitching Coach, Act of Valor Award Foundation Board Member Lou Bernardi

During MLB All-Star week, we are excited to release our fifth episode of the American Valor podcast, where we talk to Mr. Lou Bernardi, Pitching Coach of the Merchant Marine Academy baseball program and Baseball Committee Chair of the Bob Feller Act of Valor Award Foundation. We talk about Lou’s career as a baseball player […]

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Happy 243rd United States of America!

Happy 243rd birthday to the United States of America! As always, we remember those who have served and those who continue to serve our country today. Thank you for your service.

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American Valor Podcast: Lieutenant General George Flynn

We are excited to release episode four of the American Valor podcast! In this episode, we talk to Lieutenant General George Flynn of the United States Marine Corps. George sits on the board of directors of the Bob Feller Act of Valor Award foundation. American Valor Podcast

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Happy Birthday to Act of Valor Award Winner Jonathan Lucroy

Happy birthday to 2015 Act of Valor Award nominee Mr. Jonathan Lucroy!¬†Mr. Lucroy has supported troops through his work with Fisher House Wisconsin, inviting wounded heroes to home games and providing financial scholarships to military families. In 2014, Jonathan joined veterans on the Honor Flight, traveling with 41 WWII and Korean War Veterans to Washington, […]

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