Tuesday, April 4, 2017

Cincinnati Reds Honor Vietnam "Hometown Hero"

Local Veteran Honored As Reds’ Opening Day Hometown Hero
Eagle Country
By Travis Thayer
April 04, 2017
Ron Spurlock was honored as the Cincinnati Reds Opening Day Hometown Hero on Monday, April 3. Photo by P.G. Gentrup.
The Cincinnati Reds came up on the short end of the scoreboard, but Opening Day was still memorable for one southeastern Indiana hero.

Rising Sun resident Ron Spurlock was honored as the Cincinnati Reds Opening Day Hometown Hero on Monday, April 3.

Spurlock was introduced to the largest crowd in Great American Ball Park history at the end of the second inning, and was presented with a Reds cap, certificate and Cincinnati Reds challenge coin.

After graduating from Vevay High School, Corporal Spurlock entered the United States Marines in 1969 and served until 1971 when he was honorable discharged.
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