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The Bob Feller Act of Valor Award Foundation Announces: 
Sacrifice & Courage, A Tribute to D-Day

May 23, 2022

Little Falls, NJ – On Monday, June 6, at 10:00 a.m., the Bob Feller Act of Valor Award Foundation, in partnership with the Yogi Berra Museum & Learning Center, will host a special tribute ceremony featuring both military leaders and best-selling authors to commemorate the 78th anniversary of the D-Day allied invasion of Europe. 

Moderated by Dean Karayanis, host of the "History Author Show," the event will explore the human and emotional aspects of D-Day, roles played by Bob Feller and Yogi Berra while serving in the Navy, and how both men exemplify the foundation's core pillars of citizenship, service above self, and commitment to country in times of great national need. The panel features an impressive lineup of high-ranking speakers with military and literary backgrounds, including: 


  • Ray Mabus, 75th Secretary of the Navy

  • Edward "Sonny” Masso, Rear Admiral, U.S. Navy (Ret.)

  • Luke Epplin, Author of "Our Team: The Epic Story of Four Men and the World Series That Changed Baseball"

  • Larry Berra, Son of Yogi Berra


"Our mission is to honor those who possess the values, integrity and dedication in serving our country that Bob Feller himself displayed." said Peter Fertig, President of the Bob Feller Act of Valor Award Foundation. "We believe that there is no greater way we can pay tribute then to tell the story of D-Day. "


The event will be presented live at the Yogi Berra Museum & Learning Center on the campus of Montclair State University located at 8 Yogi Berra Dr., Little Falls, New Jersey, and simulcast to an audience of active duty military personnel and baseball followers around the world. 


 Attendance is free but registration is required by visiting:


About The Bob Feller Act of Valor Award Foundation

The Bob Feller Act of Valor Award Foundation strives to acknowledge and support the sacrifices made by service members, veterans, and their families. Peter Fertig founded The Bob Feller Act of Valor Award with the support of the U.S. Marine Corps, U.S. Navy, Major League Baseball, the Cleveland Guardians, the National Baseball Hall of Fame and the gracious consent of Mrs. Anne Feller, the San Diego Padres, and the family of Jerry Coleman.

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