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Congratulations to Marine Chad Lennon, who recently set a new world record in support of the Semper Fi Fund, a nonprofit organization supporting wounded veterans of all service branches. Chad pulled a 400 pound chain for one mile in 63 minutes and 18 seconds. Congratulations, Chad!
We are excited to release our sixth episode of the American Valor podcast, in which the podcast team of Nathaniel Cameron, Tyler Buchholz, and Colin Kirk sit down with the Cleveland Indians’ Mr. Bob DiBiasio. Bob serves on the Act of Valor Foundation Board of Directors, where his experience and connections within the baseball industry are invaluable to the Foundation. Mr. DiBiasio is the host of the popular “Indians Alumni Round-table Show” on SportsTime Ohio, as well as “Tribe Tales,” a where-are-they-now segment that airs pre-game every Sunday on the Indians Radio Network. The group discusses Bob’s personal friendship with Bob Feller, his 30 plus year career in Major League Baseball, including currently serving as the Senior Vice President of Public Affairs for the Cleveland Indians, as well as Mr. DiBiasio’s lifelong commitment to his community.
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 spoke about Bob Feller and the 37 members of the National Baseball Hall of Fame to serve during World War II. Thank you to everyone who was a part of the special day.
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 special Hall of Fame weekend in Cooperstown and his longstanding relationship with Jerry Coleman winner John Rose and Act of Valor Foundation President Peter Fertig. Peter, John and Retired Command Sergeant Major and Education Chair Steve Curtis spoke at Doubleday Field in Cooperstown, New York on Saturday, July 20th. Please stay tuned for the release of the full episode with 2018 Bob Feller Act of Valor Award winner Johnny Bench.
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 the side around two walks on a strikeout and two popups to end his one inning of work.
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:
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 this season.
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 supreme sacrifice of life and limb for our country.
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 and coach, definition of valor and the strides he is making within the baseball community and beyond.
Congratulations to 2015 Act of Valor Award nominee Trevor Bauer. Trevor pitched seven one run innings, striking out nine in the Indians 11-1 win. Trevor also acquired his second career hit in the inter-league game. Mr. Bauer supports Luttrell’s Lone Survivor Foundation, dedicated to providing education, rehabilitation, recovery and wellness opportunities to members of the U.S. armed forces and their families.