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Angelo Roncalli
11-10-2014, 07:33 AM
The 12th Man flag was raised before yesterday's Seahawks game by Major Scott Smiley. Major Smiley is the Army's first blind active duty officer. He's an assistant professor of Military Science at GU. He yelled a hearty "Go Zags" in his radio interview after hoisting the flag.

http://www.army.mil/article/96320/Blind_ambition__Officer_making_a_difference_at_Gon zaga/

http://www.seahawks.com/videos-photos/videos/12-Flag-Raiser---Major-Scott-Smiley/a6d4479d-8920-4275-b39d-22b2c1266267

kitzbuel
11-10-2014, 08:22 AM
Angelo, thanks so much for posting this. As an Army veteran and a GU ROTC alum this fills me with pride as much as it humbles me. I am so proud that Gonzaga can help break barriers for our Wounded Warriors and show how they continue to lead the best institutions in our country.

A special thanks to MAJ Smiley for his sacrifice and his commitment. Thanks for letting Gonzaga be the place where you chose to excel in your Army career!

LongIslandZagFan
11-10-2014, 08:25 AM
Thanks for the post. I hope he can stay a Zag for a long long time. True testament to our men and women in uniform.

GoZags
11-10-2014, 08:33 AM
This thread and it's message is destined for the HOF.

sittingon50
11-10-2014, 09:36 AM
Thanks Angelo.

seacatfan
11-10-2014, 09:58 AM
I was at the game yesterday. That was very moving. They honored our military personnel throughout the game. Immediately at the conclusion of the National Anthem a Blackhawk and a Chinook helicopter buzzed over the field, that was pretty cool.

77Zag
11-10-2014, 10:31 AM
This thread and it's message is destined for the HOF.

+1000

gonzagafan62
11-10-2014, 12:21 PM
This was absolutely great, and I don't even like the seahawks.

Zag 77
11-10-2014, 03:13 PM
That is a very great way to honor Veterans, especially this week.

BoZarth
11-11-2014, 11:59 AM
Wore my Pat Tillman #40 Cardinals jersey to the game. The raising of the flag was pretty emotional. A great moment. Lots of Blue, red and white in the crowd disguised as Giants jerseys.