Speaking with the troops this week in Kuwait and Iraq has at times struck close to home for the Marlins.
On occasion, they will meet someone with a similar background.
During an autograph session, manager Fredi Gonzalez felt a common bond when a female solider said she attended Southridge High School in Miami. Read more »
How ironic that our continuing tour of American military bases brought us to Hiroshima on the 70th anniversary of the bombing of Pearl Harbor. This was a very special anniversary since the Society of Pearl Harbor survivors is being disbanded this year as most of the remaining men are into their 90âs. This is the [...]
Currently in the beautiful country of Japan, our experience so far with the Miami Marlins âtroops visitâ has been spectacular. Not only has the trip been a real culture shock, it also has been a true blessing to be across the world with such amazing men and women in the armed forces. With Captain John [...]
So far on our journey weâve visited an Air Force base (Yakota AB), an army post (Camp Zama) and a naval base (Yokosuka Naval Base). Although theyâre all run with the military precision weâve come to expect on this tour, they each had their own distinct feel, as if each branch of service has its [...]
Hundreds of thousands of American veterans, often lack access to basic treatments and services needed to help them transition back into civilian life. They need our help. It's our turn to serve. Find out more at welcomebackveterans.org
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