On Monday, May 25, FOX Sports San Diego’s broadcast of Padres at Angels will include several features paying tribute to the heroic men and women who have served our country.
- FOX Sports San Diego will air a feature called “A Soldier’s Story,” profiling Major Stephen Reich on Memorial Day, during a special hour long Padres Live pregame show. Video Link: https://vimeo.com/127644520 – All FOX Sports networks around the country will air this 12-minute feature now through Memorial Day.
– Major Reich served four tours of duty in Afghanistan and was killed in action on June 28, 2005 during a mission to rescue a four-man Navy SEAL team, as depicted in the book and movie ‘Lone Survivor’.
– Major Reich was one of 16 troops aboard the helicopter attempting to rescue their Navy Seal brothers when it was struck by a rocket-propelled grenade, killing all onboard.
– Reich grew up in Washington Depot, CT and was a three-sport athlete at Shepaug Valley High School before becoming a star pitcher for the United States Military Academy at West Point.
His promising professional baseball career lasted only two games for a Baltimore Orioles farm team before the Army summoned him back to active duty.
- FOX Sports will pay further tribute to our U.S. servicemen and women by airing a series of vignettes titled “Warriors Among Us” throughout Memorial Day weekend.
- “Warriors Among Us” provides a glimpse into the personal lives of a select group of soldiers who gave their lives while serving in the military.
- Each vignette offers viewers brief biographical information, including the soldiers’ connection to sports, as well as photos depicting their military service.
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