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Wednesday, July 5, 2017:  The Wounded Warrior Amputee Softball Team played ball with the Brainerd Celebrity Team. 
The event was an exhibition at Mills Field in Brainerd, MN.  There was a near capacity crowd.  Just one-third is shown above.   

The Civil Air Patrol was on hand along with a Master Sergeant and a Captain from the U.S. Army.


An Honor Guard made up of local veterans organizations was there to present the flag.


Brainerd VFW Junior Vice Commander Michael Williams gave a salute as the Star Spangled Banner was sung. 
Nicely done on both counts. 

Then the game started.  Note the pitcher for the Wounded Warrior team has an artificial leg. 
That didn't seem to slow him or his enthusiasm down.

The Brainerd team played hard.

Then there was music on the infield.
Your "Ace" photographer Mark was given permission to climb the Brainerd Fire Department ladder truck to photo the event.
Nice view from up there, Mark.
Lots of spirit with a few solid hits.
There was no end to action. 
High intensity playing and the crowd loved it.
Girl Scouts came out to read during an intermission.
Then back to more softball.
Local celebrities showed up to see and be seen at the game.
The game was a fun event for everyone.  The Brainerd team won. 

Quote of the day:    It is amazing what those guys can do.  Mark    < Back to previous story Ahead to next story >

Questions, Comments?  Email Mark Persons  teki@mwpersons.com

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