Last week, the US Military WarDogs took the field in the annual National Adult Baseball Association World Series in Phoenix, Arizona.
Amateur adult baseball teams from all over the United States travel to Arizona to play in the tournament. The NABA World Series provides players and teams the unique opportunity to experience playing baseball on spring training fields of Major League Baseball teams.
Despite the glamor of the fields and the spirit of competition, the WarDogs made it clear what we represent, honoring and recognizing our Veterans. On the opening day of the tournament, the WarDogs National team had the honor and privilege to meet with an American Veteran hero, three-time Bronze Star and Purple Heart recipient Mr. William Talcott. Aside from meeting with WarDog national team members, Mr. Talcott was also honored pregame while throwing out the first pitch prior to the WarDog’s first tournament game.
“Last night was great because I was able to spend time with America’s finest. Wonderful young men. I felt honored to be among them.” – Bill Talcott
Talcott, William R. (Bill)
|Name||Talcott, William R. (Bill)|
|Biography||Born in Highland Park, Michigan in 1944, Bill Talcott served in Vietnam and stateside, 1968-1971. An Army Ranger, he led a reconnaissance platoon with the 82nd Airborne receiving three Bronze Stars, two for Valor, and the Purple Heart. After forty years in the employee benefits industry, Bill retired as a successful sales manager. A Legacy Life Member of VFW Post 9400, Phoenix, Bill has served as Youth Activities Chairman helping underprivileged children; as Buddy Poppy Chairman raising $40,000 annually for veteran causes; and as Hospital Chairman, initiating monthly entertainment and donations for hospitalized veterans. As Founder of Post 9400’s Cootie Pup Tent 11, his organization has donated over $100,000 to help hospitalized veterans. Having contributed over 3,000 volunteer hours representing Guest Services at the VA Medical Center Phoenix, Bill was honored as “Phoenix VA Volunteer of the Year, 2015.|
The WarDogs will continue to recognize and NEVER FORGET our Veteran brothers and sisters in our communities.
Never Forget our Military. Never Forget our Veterans. Never Forget our Fallen.