Milwaukee Brewers honor local veterans before 4th of July game

Posted at 5:19 PM, Jul 04, 2017
and last updated 2017-07-04 18:22:07-04
MILWAUKEE -- During this July 4th holiday the Milwaukee Brewers recognized Honor Flight veterans Tuesday by giving away jerseys with a veterans name on it during a pre-game ceremony.
The kind gesture really made a difference for the veterans some say it was great to be apart of.
Brewers' home run leader Eric Thames has a love for our country's veterans.
"It's very admirable. They're the ones that sacrificed so it's amazing," said Thames.
That's why it was an honor to wear a specially made personalized jersey recognizing Air Force veteran Osbee Sampson Junior who fought in the Korean War.
"It's an honor and it's awesome to be able to give back and kind of like show them appreciation," said Thames.
All Brewers players wore the jerseys during batting practice while 25 honor flight vets watched.
"Just so taken aback by it. Memorable," said Sampson.
Sampson  served in the Air Force for 42 years, 11 months and 19 days, it's taken him all over the world. To be honored at home will always have a special place in his heart.
"Words can't describe it. Really can't. It means a whole lot to me. I just can't believe it. I really can't," said Sampson.
And it really meant a lot to the screaming fans on this July 4th holiday. All of the veterans recognized today were apart of World War II,  the Korean War and the Vietnam war.