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6/3/18 Military Salute: POW/MIA Recognition Day presented by T-Mobile

On Sunday, June 3rd, the San Diego Padres recognized local American POWs and those Missing in Action who have sacrificed so much for our nation. Former POW, and retired WWII Army Air Corps P-47 Pilot, Lieutenant Colonel Ralph Kling, rang the Ceremonial Bell. US Navy retired Chief Petty Officer Jim Kell, POW, USS Pueblo - North Korea, threw out the Ceremonial First Pitch.