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Brewers Recognize USO Wisconsin Active Service Members, Monday, May 27, in Honor of Military Appreciation Day

Players on Active Roster Will Gift Active Service Members a Personalized, Autographed Jersey

By - May 24th, 2024 11:29 am

MILWAUKEE – In honor of Military Appreciation Day, the Milwaukee Brewers will welcome USO Wisconsin on Monday, May 27, and honor 25 active service members in a special ceremony at American Family Field, before the Crew takes on the Chicago Cubs at 3:10 p.m.

The active service members will be welcomed on the field where they will be recognized for their service. As a special thank you, Brewers players will gift each service member a personalized and autographed Brewers jersey with the service member’s name and a player’s uniform number on the back.

Wisconsin Army National Guard veteran, Zakk Daniel, will perform the National Anthem and a joint color guard will include a representative from each of the military branches. Two ceremonial first pitches will be thrown out in honor of Memorial Day and Military Appreciation Day. Scott Beranich served in the Navy from 2003-2007 and re-enlisted in 2013 in the Navy Reserves. A second ceremonial first pitch will be thrown by Mark Wayland, a Marine and Vietnam veteran. Wayland is also a retired S.W.A.T. officer and firefighter, and is the father-in-law to Brewers reliever, Trevor Megill.

The complete list of service members being honored include:

Jason Seubert, Army               Ethan Cloos, Air Force                        Megan Riley, Navy
Oliver Karp, Army                  Trina Peterson, Coast Guard                Scott Beranich, Navy
Michelle Lindsay, Army          Ryan Gullickson, Coast Guard            Emily Kahle, Navy
Jacob Scheffler, Army             Geoffrey Boekholder, Coast Guard     Troy Avery, Navy
Jeremy Swick, Air Force         Jordan Drew, Coast Guard                   Jose Perez, Navy
Eric Balatayo, Air Force          Lisa Densmore, Coast Guard              Aysis Smith, Navy
Lee Ciokiewicz, Air Force       Adrianne Maniscalco, Honor Guard   Matthew Lohr, Navy
Jason Keith, Air Force             Anika Garnett, Marine Corps
Michael Schmelter, Air Force   Dustin Parrish, Marine Corps

All season long, Sunday home games at American Family Field include an offer of two complimentary Terrace Level tickets to active-duty military and veterans who show their ID at the box office on the day of the game (subject to availability). An alternate offer is the purchase of half-price tickets in other select locations (also subject to availability). Tickets are available at, at 800-933-7890 or at the American Family Field Box Office.The mission of USO Wisconsin strengthens America’s military service members by keeping them connected to family, home and country throughout their service to the nation. The organization serves more than 15,000 current U.S. military personnel throughout the state from each of the military branches, and 150,000 personnel who train in Wisconsin each year.

NOTE: This press release was submitted to Urban Milwaukee and was not written by an Urban Milwaukee writer. While it is believed to be reliable, Urban Milwaukee does not guarantee its accuracy or completeness.

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