2019 Baseball Honorees Announced – Act of Valor Award

The Bob Feller Act of Valiance Honor Structure Announces 2019 Baseball Guest Of Honors

Guest Of Honors to Sign Up With at Seventh Yearly Honor Event in D.C. on November 14 th, 2019

The Bob Feller Act of Valiance Honor Structure is delighted to reveal the victors of the 2019 Bob Feller Act of Valiance Honor. The awards recognize the tradition of National Baseball Hall of Popularity bottle Bob Feller, that made the generous choice to place his profession in the big leagues on hold so he might offer our nation. Each guest of honor has the worths, honesty, as well as commitment to offering our nation that Bob Feller himself showed. Honor victors will certainly be recognized at the 7th yearly honor event in Washington D.C. on November 14 th, 2019.

The honors identify 7 receivers– one National Baseball Hall of Famer, one existing MLB gamer, one UNITED STATE Navy Principal Petty Police officer, 2 peer-to-peer mentoring honors (one for afloat command as well as one for onto land command), one armed forces youngsters honor, as well as the USA Marine Corps (USMC) Jerry Coleman honor.

The Guest Of Honors are: National Baseball Hall of Popularity– Randy Johnson; Big League Baseball– Ian Kennedy; UNITED STATE Navy Principal Petty Policeman– Logistics Professional Principal Jairo N. Guity; Jerry Coleman Honor– Gunnery Sergeant Joshua A. MacMillan; Peer-to-Peer Honor (Afloat)– USS AMERICA (LHA 6) Junior Enlisted Organization (JEA); Peer-to-Peer Honor (Onto Land)– Educating Assistance Facility Great Lakes Phase of the Union of Sailors Versus Harmful Choices (CSADD), as well as Armed Force Kid Honor– Mia Owen.

An ardent fan of the UNITED STATE armed force, National Baseball Hall of Famer Randy Johnson has actually joined over 40 worldwide journeys with the United Solution Organizations (USO). Johnson has actually likewise checked out soldiers while likewise sustaining efforts to eliminate being homeless as well as befriending neighborhood Arizona young people with life‐threatening clinical concerns. “Honoring our men and women in uniform is what it is all about. Bob Feller served our country with honor. Accepting the Bob Feller Act of Valor Award is Humbling to say the least,” Johnson states.

Ian Kennedy, from the Kansas City Royals, as well as his spouse Allison host countless area teams at Royals’ video games that assistance armed forces, experts as well as police. The Kennedys have actually made individual monetary contributions to Layers of Honor, Honor Trip Network of KC, SAFE as well as the USO. “I consider being named the Bob Feller Act of Valor MLB Award recipient the highest and most humbling honor of my baseball career. My wife and I feel as though the experiences we have been able to provide for military families are a very small way we could express our tremendous gratitude. Without their selfless actions, my teammates and I are not able to play a sport we love,” Kennedy states.

Logistics Professional Principal Jairo N. Guity, granted the UNITED STATE Navy Principal Petty Police officer Honor, presently functions as the Supply Division Leading Principal Petty Policeman for the Navy’s Trip Presentation Group, heaven Angels. He has actually motivated his Seafarers as well as Militaries to proceed their education and learning as well as to return to their area, creating 1,300 volunteer hrs that caused the honor of 6 Armed force Exceptional Volunteer Solution Medals as well as 2 Navy Organization Exceptional Armed Force Volunteer Honors. Principal Guity volunteers his time with the Big Brothers Big Siblings of Northwest as well as has actually committed greater than 400 hrs to the Navy Football Youngster Young people Programs by acting as a trainer as well as coach for over 110 young people. Upon notice that he would certainly be recognized by the Bob Feller Honor Structure, Principal Guity’s humbleness got on screen, “I just always try my best to do right by my Sailors and Marines. I had a lot of excellent Chiefs throughout the years and every day I try to emulate their best qualities. It is in my nature to help. I love to help people.”

Gunnery Sergeant Joshua A. MacMillan is the recipient of the Jerry Coleman Honor, which honors a Marine Noncommissioned Police officer having superior management as well as unrelenting assistance for the Marine Corps as well as the USA of America. Gunnery Sergeant MacMillan has actually finished 3 battle trips, 2 in Afghanistan as well as one in Syria, as well as presently offers with the third Squadron sixth Militaries based out of Camp Lejeune, North Carolina. Along with leading as well as mentoring Militaries, Gunnery Sergeant MacMillan has actually committed himself to improving his area by sustaining area as well as young people occasions. He has actually offered many hrs on behalf of the Marine Corps Marathon, i9 Sports Flag Football, Semper Fit Department Marine Corps Area Providers occasions, Back Overload as well as Fountaintown Fire Division Area occasions, as well as Camp Schwab as well as Mayor of Henoko Area, Nago City, Okinawa, Japan Area Cleaning occasions. His initiatives have actually had a greatly favorable influence on others as well as enhanced the Marine Corps partnerships with neighborhood areas, consisting of reciprocal partnerships in between the USA Militaries as well as their Okinawan hosts. Concerning the Jerry Coleman Honor, Gunnery Sergeant MacMillan mentioned, “It truly is an honor to be selected to receive the Jerry Coleman award. It is an amazing feeling to be recognized and receive this award on behalf of all the service members who dedicate their time to bettering their communities by volunteering. Selflessness goes a long way.”

This year’s receivers in the Peer-to-Peer Afloat as well as Onto land groups are the USS AMERICA (LHA 6) Junior Enlisted Organization (JEA) as well as Educating Assistance Facility Great Lakes Phase of the Union of Sailors Versus Harmful Choices (CSADD). The Peer-to-Peer Mentoring Awards honor teams of jr Seafarers that have actually mastered urging various other Seafarers to personify the Navy’s core worths of Honor, Guts, as well as Dedication, as well as have actually interacted to advertise peer-to-peer mentorship as well as minimize devastating individual decision-making as well as actions.

Upon finding out that the USS AMERICA (LHA 6) Junior Enlisted Organization would certainly be granted the Peer-to-Peer Mentoring (Afloat) Honor, the organization’s Vice Head of state, Knowledge Professional second Course Ariel Macon stated, “We want to be there for each other amongst the ranks and to push each other to strive for something bigger and better. To receive an award named after a person who was so resilient, who did not stop and would not stop for anything, means everything.”

After finding out that the Training Assistance Facility Great Lakes Phase of CSADD would certainly get the Bob Feller Honor, Electrician 3rd Course Ian A. Walters claimed, “We were very excited when we learned we won the award. Looking back at the volunteer work that we did to be recognized, it didn’t seem like work; we enjoyed contributing to the community. Being recognized with the Bob Feller Award tells us that the job we are doing is making a difference, and that makes us feel good.”

This year’s recipient of the Armed force Kid Honor, Mia Owen, age 13, stays in Swansboro, North Carolina as well as participates in Swansboro Intermediate school. Her moms and dads are USA Marine Corps COL David Owen as well as Lisa Fitzpatrick. COL Owen has actually offered with difference for 28 years as well as is presently designated to Joint Personnel J-3 Procedures, Government, Washington, D.C. The Armed Force Kid Honor is for youngsters whose moms and dads offer happily in our USA Armed Force. The Honor is offered as component of the structure’s academic outreach to the more youthful generation. Youngsters ages 11 to 18 were asked to study as well as send an essay or video clip clarifying just how the young adult was affected by among the 37 National Baseball Hall of Famers that offered in WWII as well as just how they used the lessons discovered in conquering their very own hardships as well as difficulties as an army kid. Mia selected to blog about National Baseball Hall of Famer, Ted Lyons mentioning, “At first I selected him because my dad is a Marine, and Ted Lyons joined the Marines during World War II. I’m proud of my dad being a Marine and felt like this could be some of my personal support for him and the Marine Corps. Fortunately, as time went on, I found out more about Ted Lyons and realized that there was even more reason to pick him. He is as charismatic, kind, interesting, and not to mention broke pitching records!”

Previous baseball victors of the honor consist of National Baseball Hall of Famers Yogi Berra, Tommy Lasorda, George Brett, Pole Carew, Tom Seaver as well as Johnny Bench plus MLB gamers Justin Verlander, Nick Swisher, Jonathan Lucroy, Brad Ziegler, Darren O’Day as well as Sean Doolittle. Previous Navy, Peer to Peer, as well as Marine Corps guest of honors are Elderly Principal Health Center Corpsman Garth Sinclair, Senior Citizen Principal Petty Policeman Carl Thompson, Principal Petty Policeman Genell Cody, Senior Citizen Principal Petty Policeman Christopher Beeding, Principal Petty Policeman Edmundo Brantes, AOC (AW/SW/IW) Shawn M. Wingle; as well as USS Carl Vinson (CVN-70), RECEPTACLE Info Solutions Facility, USS CONSTITUTION, Unmanned Patrol Armada ONE 9 (VUP-19); Educating Assistance Facility Great Lakes, UNITED STATE Naval Mobile Building Squadron 5 (NMCB 5); as well as as well as Personnel Sergeant Rene Segura, USMC First Sergeant Marshall Cleveland, USMC, Personnel Sergeant Adam Plambeck as well as Gunnery Sergeant Johnathan S. Rose.

Peter Fertig developed The Bob Feller Act of Valiance Honor with the assistance of the UNITED STATE Navy, UNITED STATE Marine Corps, the USS Alabama Battlewagon Memorial, the Cleveland Indians, Big League Baseball, the National Baseball Hall of Popularity, the Big League Baseball Athletes Alumni Organization, as well as the thoughtful permission of Mrs. Anne Feller, the San Diego Padres, as well as the family members of Jerry Coleman.

Please see our internet site actofvaloraward.org to sign up for the minimal occasion as well as to find out more concerning our guest of honors.