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Brewers to recognize honor flight veterans

Players to present honorees with personalized jerseys in a pre-game ceremony

Today, July 4, the Milwaukee Brewers will welcome 25 veterans on their "Tour of Honor" with the Stars and Stripes Honor Flight at Miller Park when the Crew takes on the Minnesota Twins. Fans are encouraged to arrive early for the ceremony, which begins at 2:45 pm.  

The veterans of World War II, the Korean War and the Vietnam War will be honored in a pre-game ceremony. During the ceremony, players will present each veteran with a jersey with their last name on it, celebrating their service and patriotism. 

Today, July 4, the Milwaukee Brewers will welcome 25 veterans on their "Tour of Honor" with the Stars and Stripes Honor Flight at Miller Park when the Crew takes on the Minnesota Twins. Fans are encouraged to arrive early for the ceremony, which begins at 2:45 pm.  

The veterans of World War II, the Korean War and the Vietnam War will be honored in a pre-game ceremony. During the ceremony, players will present each veteran with a jersey with their last name on it, celebrating their service and patriotism. 

"The Milwaukee Brewers are committed to honoring those who sacrificed so much to defend our country through their service," said Chief Operating Officer Rick Schlesinger. "Independence Day and the Stars and Stripes Honor Flight organization offer a perfect opportunity for the Brewers to welcome veterans to Miller Park in a very special ceremony."

The mission of Stars and Stripes Honor Flight is to honor all veterans by flying World War II, Korean and Vietnam War veterans, as well as terminally ill veterans from other conflicts, to Washington, D.C. to see the memorials built in their honor.

The complete list of veterans participating in today's presentation is below:

 
•   Jim Boyd, WWII, Korean War and Vietnam War - Army and Navy
•   Robert Browning, Korean War - Army 
•   Louie Calderon Jr., Vietnam War - Marines 
•   John Eskau, WWII, Korean War - Navy
•   Chuck Franzke, WWII - Navy 
•   Howard Glassel, Korean War - Army 
•   Grant Hagen, Vietnam War - Army  
•   Charles Hoffmeier, Vietnam War - Navy
•   Mike Kling, Vietnam War - Army 
•   Arland Lamke, WWII - Army Air Corps 
•   Victor Muniz, Vietnam War - Marines 
•   Bruce Nekich, Vietnam War - Army 
•   Tim Nekich, Vietnam War - Army
•   Norb O'Leske, Korean War - Marines 
•   Jose Ortiz, Korean War - Air Force 
•   Owen Veldboom, Vietnam War - Navy 
•   Al Rausch, Korean War - Army 
•   Dick Richardson, WWII - Army Air Corps 
•   Brian Roselle, Vietnam War - Navy 
•   Don Sauer, Korean War - Army 
•   Richard Schreiner, Korean War - Army 
•   Gene Schulz, WWII - Army  
•   Mike Sloan, Korean War - Army 
•   George Winiarski, Korean War - Army 
•   Kerry Yakel, Vietnam War - Army

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