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Our Heroes

Our Heroes

The Royals and Budweiser salute a member of the military at games throughout the 2015 season.

Active duty and retired members of the United States Armed Forces are provided with complimentary tickets in the Budweiser seats on the first base side and recognized with a special in-game tribute.

2015 Honorees:

Monday, April 6 - Bernadine Stanley

Yeoman Second Class Petty Officer Bernadine Stanley enlisted in the United States Navy in 1943 and spent three years serving as part of the Navy Women Accepted for Volunteer Emergency Service group. During her time, she served on the Admiral's Staff at the Naval Reserve Training Command Naval Air Station in Illinois with then-Lieutenant and future President Gerald Ford.

Following her service, she returned home to Kansas City where she and her husband raised ten children.

Wednesday, April 8 - Leigh Bellinger

Master Sergeant Leigh Bellinger has served twenty years in the United States Air Force. Beginning his career with the American Forces Network in South Korea, he has worked as a radio and television broadcaster, traveling all over the world telling stories of men and women in the United States military.

Deployed to Iraq, Afghanistan, Bosnia, and Kosovo, the decorated Master Sergeant is now serving as the superintendent of the McConnell Air Force Base public affairs office.

Thursday, April 9 - Justin Love

Lance Corporal Justin Love has served two and a half years in the United States Marines Corp. A landing Support Specialist, he is been deployed to South Korea in support of their defense. Hoping to eventually become a Marine Corps officer, he will soon be deploying to the Middle East.

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