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War Veteran and Two-Time USA Memory Champion Honors Fallen Soldiers at D-backs Game May 27th
401 E Jefferson Street
Ron White has memorized the first and last names and rank of every fallen American soldier from the war in Afghanistan. At his ‘America’s Memory’ event on May 27, he will write them on a 50-foot display wall in the Right Field Deck at Chase Field, reminiscent of the Vietnam War Memorial.
This event is open to D-backs vs. Rangers ticket holders.
More than 7,000 words will be written by hand and from memory to honor each soldier as an individual and to show that they will always be remembered.
In 2007, White completed a tour in Afghanistan with the US Navy. After this experience, he decided to combine the two things he is passionate about – training his memory and honoring the United States Armed Forces.
Donations will be accepted for the Wounded Warrior Project both at the event as well as on the America’s Memory website. The goal is to raise $25,000 for the organization by the end of the tour.