Lucroy recognized for Feller Act of Valor Award

Lucroy recognized for Feller Act of Valor Award

MILWAUKEE -- Twenty-five sailors and Marines helped recognize Bob Feller Act of Valor Award winner Jonathan Lucroy on the field before Tuesday's Giants-Brewers game at Miller Park.

Hall of Famer George Brett was among the other recipients honored at a ceremony in Washington in December. The award is presented annually to those who possess "the values, integrity and dedication to serving our country that Bob Feller himself displayed."

Lucroy was one of 15 current Major Leaguers nominated.

"It was a great time and a big honor," Lucroy said. "Tommy Lasorda was there, Sen. Rob Johnson [R-Wis.] showed up, and that was great. And there was a Marine and a number of sailors honored as well, and to be a part of that was just a huge thing."

Lucroy made a pair of visits to Washington over the winter. The other was a trip with military veterans in November on a Stars and Stripes Honor Flight, marking the second straight year he took part in that program.

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