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Act of Valor Award Recipient Mr. Johnny Bench on Hall of Fame, Act of Valor Patriot Program

The podcast team of Nathaniel Cameron and Tyler Buchholz had the privilege of sitting down with the greatest catcher to ever live, class of 1989 National Baseball Hall of Fame member Johnny Bench. Previewing the Hall of Fame weekend festivities and the Foundation’s role in the Act of Valor Patriot Program, Johnny talks about the special Hall of Fame weekend in Cooperstown and his longstanding relationship with Jerry Coleman winner John Rose and Act of Valor Foundation President Peter Fertig. Peter, John and Retired Command Sergeant Major and Education Chair Steve Curtis spoke at Doubleday Field in Cooperstown, New York on Saturday, July 20th. Please stay tuned for the release of the full episode with 2018 Bob Feller Act of Valor Award winner Johnny Bench.

American Valor Podcast

Happy Birthday Johnny Bench

Happy birthday to 2018 Bob Feller Act of Valor Award winner Mr. Johnny Bench!  Mr. Bench served in the National Guard and supports the “Hope For the Warriors” campaign, a program geared toward enhancing the life of post 9/11 service members.

2018 Bob Feller Nominee Johnny Bench

Mr. Johnny Bench is our fourth preview of 2018 Bob Feller Act of Valor Hall of Fame Nominees!  Mr. Bench had his legendary number five retired by the Cincinnati Reds, the only team for which he played during his seventeen year career.  He currently serves on the Board of Directors for the Cincinnati Reds Hall of Fame.  Mr. Bench served in the National Guard, being stationed at Ft. Knox Kentucky.  He has supported military personnel on multiple USO trips, as well as a visit to troops during Operation Desert Storm.  Congratulations to Mr. Johnny Bench for being nominated for the 2018 Act of Valor Award!