Wounded Iraq Veteran Throws Unique Ceremonial 1st Pitch

Sgt. First Class Brian Keaton (Ret) spent three and a half years in Walter Reed National Military Medical Center recovering from injuries that he sustained while serving in Iraq. Keaton was injured when a bomb exploded and he suffered a traumatic brain injury as well as PTSD. But those injuries didn’t stop Keaton from delighting the crowd and throwing out the ceremonial first pitch in game 2 of the Washington Nationals, SF Giants National League Division series at National’s Park.

The crowd cheered with delight as the wounded Iraq veteran dropped to his stomach and crawled to the mound. The cheers grew louder when Keaton lobbed the ball towards home plate just like he was tossing a grenade. Keaton then walked over to get a few hugs from some of the players before he exited the field to watch the game.

Ruthie Thompson

Nevada PolitiChick Ruthie Thompson moved to Reno, NV at age 19, married, had two children, divorced and spent many years as a single mother. She continued to follow the political world closely and started engaging in grassroots activities, volunteering at the local GOP HQ. She has volunteered for many campaigns, working events, knocking on doors, making phone calls and attending political rallies and Tea Parties. Ruthie traveled to DC for the 9/12 rally and even to southern Nevada for the Showdown at Searchlight, home of Harry Reid. She attended the Leadership Institute in Arlington, VA where she studied every aspect of running a successful campaign--but her true passion is writing. You can follow Ruthie on Twitter @ruthie2theright, Pinterest http://www.pinterest.com/ruthiethompson1/ and Google https://plus.google.com/u/0/117615692833169125740/posts, Facebook https://www.facebook.com/ruthie.thompson1

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