U.S. Army Capt. Jose Macedo of Moreno Valley will be honored as the Veteran of the Game at tonight's Los Angeles Dodgers-Chicago White Sox interleague game at Dodger Stadium.
Macedo enlisted in 2000 and serves with Delta Troop Forward Support Company based at Fort Bliss, Texas. He is responsible for leading, planning, directing and coordinating logistics services that support units in garrison and combat operations.
Macedo has completed two combat tours in Iraq and will be leaving soon to serve at Camp Carroll in South Korea.
Macedo's accolades include four Army Commendation Medals, a Combat Action Badge and the Samuel Sharpe Award.
Olympic gold medal winning beach volleyball player Phil Dalhausser will throw the ceremonial first pitch.
Colette Lush, a 17-year-old senior at Tesoro High School in Rancho Santa Margarita, will sing the national anthem.
A special Chicago Dog will be available at extreme loaded dog concession stands on the field, loge and reserve levels throughout the three-game series. It is an all-beef hot dog served with a tomato wedge, pickle spear, sport pepper, relish, diced yellow onions, spicy mustard and celery salt.
Dodger Stadium's auto gates will open at 4:30 p.m. and its stadium gates at 5 p.m. for the 7:10 p.m. game.
—City News Service